listen to responses. 2). A detective need to be very observant in the field and pay close attention to detail. Also with undercover work, the officer has to have an excellent memory in order to recall conversations and things that they have seen. 3). A high level of integrity is necessary. A strong understanding of the law and willingness to follow it is what makes a detective. Police departments rely on the ethical nature of detectives to maintain their credibility. 4) A detective or undercover officer has to be able to think fast, on the spot, often when in emergency situations. 5). Lastly, an officer has to have to ability to adapt to their surroundings or situations, especially an undercover officer. Their life could depend on it. In conclusion, policing in America has much room for improvement but has definitely changed for the better. I believe that by explaining the major characteristics of the political and reform eras of policing, identifying the skills and knowledge that are imparted to police trainees during their academy training and explain the importance of these skills in relation to real world applications, providing my definition of community-policing and explaining the difference between community policing and traditional policing, critically examining the important elements of implementation and evaluation phases of community policing and problem solving, and giving five qualities that detectives and undercover officers need to possess, I have proven my point. There is definitely room for improvement but policing in America has changed for the better. References
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