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Should police adopt a reactive service model used by other public safety services?
Police departments in the U.S. should adopt a reactive service model used by other public safety services.
Some budgetary problems for local law enforcement would be alleviated by removing proactive policing duties from the officer's mission.
Many controversial practices by police are tied to proactive prevention.
half of all police-public contacts
are initiated by the public, which suggests that the public is already comfortable with a reactive service model.
Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response times are usually quick enough to be address the incident.
A free society shouldn’t keep its citizens under constant surveillance by armed agents of the state.
A more visible police presence deters crime.
Without police working to prevent crime, personal gun ownership will likely increase.
Minor traffic offenses would be nearly unenforceable under a reactive service model.
Large events with many people in close proximity will become less safe if police have to wait to respond.
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