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Do you think police should be used to gather intelligence?

I need someones else's view on theses questions:

1.) Do you think police should be used to gather intelligence? Why or why not? If required to work more closely, do you think state and local law enforcement agencies would cooperate effectively? Support your argument with case examples or statistics.

2.) Would a centralized system like the Dept. of Homeland Security or a decentralized system with deeper community connections better enable the U.S. to operate according to the goals of th Dept. of Homeland Security's Strategic Plan? Explain why you think one would be more effective than the other. Support your argument with case examples or statistics.

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I need someone else's view on theses questions. Do you think police should be used to gather intelligence?

1.) Do you think police should be used to gather intelligence? Why or why not? If required to work more closely, do you think state and local law enforcement agencies would cooperate effectively? Support your argument with case examples or statistics.

I do not think that police should be used to gather intelligence. The reason for this is that police requires extensive training for collecting intelligence. Further, almost the same amount of training can be provided to fresher and they can be used to collect intelligence. Most importantly, the police force is diverted from the important work they are performing like the war against substance abuse and reducing gang related activities. Finally, as the pressure on ...

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