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1 Relational Police Relational Police Kayleigh Hughes CJS/ 250 January 26, 2014 Scott Joubert
2 Relational Police Relational Police In this day and age, private and public police have to form a distinct partnership to provide safety and security to the general public. At first glance, public police serve a jurisdiction to provide security. Private police assist in small areas on a regular basis to serve many public and private properties and functions in order to provide the most coverage as possible. With that, many sworn police officers moonlight by working for private police corporations. Some jurisdictions such as Boston in Massachusetts give private officers police powers as a result of budget cuts and lack of available public officers. In some areas, the relationships are positive, and the public police look at the private police as a police officer all the same, however in other areas, they are glorified security guards. Both sides can be understandable given the distinct differences. The biggest difference is the training that must be attained to become an officer. For the public police, they must go through intensive training and education known as police academy. It is an intense program, varying in length depending on the area and department. Some public

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