Lately, there has been an awakening of the sleeping giant, of law enforcement officer killing individuals for a multitude of reasons. This metaphor is an analogy which is complex and there are no easy answers. Just when the Department Of Justice states that crime is on the decline, there is an increase in the shooting of citizens by law enforcement officer. There isn't one location in the United States which someone can consider they have the ownership of this problem.
In today's world of law enforcement those who wear the uniform must continually stay abreast of all of the officer safety policies, procedures, protocols, and any other guidelines that will assist the officer from being injured or killed. Being a law enforcement officer is as difficult as any job an individual can pursue as a full-time career. It is all about common sense and being pro-active at all times. Once an individual puts the law enforcement officer uniform on, he is viewed by the public in an array of opinions. Some people in the community will not have anything to do with an officer, maybe because they have had prior dealings that were negative.