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Unformatted text preview: department. The local community was hesitant on providing funds to properly train and educate police officers because they believed only high up positions such as police administrators needed the education. They were unable to receive the proper funding and this doomed the effort to professionalize. Many college graduates who achieved the proper education required to be a police officer in the professional era, weren’t looking to become police officers because of the lack in advancement. Police officers had to serve a minimum of five years as patrolmen before even being considered for a promotion. This was a discouraging aspect of being a police officer and many found other numerous career opportunities elsewhere....
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- Fall '10
- police officers, police officer, professionalize