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No quality is more indispensable to a policeman than a perfect command of temper; a quiet, determined manner has more effect than violent action.

The securing and training of proper persons is at the root of efficiency.

In using the above principles answer the following questions:
1) Why is the command of temper important to the demeanor of the typical police officer?
2) Do you feel that enough has been done in law enforcement to develop the proper demeanor of law enforcement officers?
3) If you were the chief of police of a local law enforcement organization with the opportunity to establish guidelines on developing the demeanor of law enforcement officers, what methods would you utilize?
4) The selection and training of personnel is perhaps one of the most important areas of responsibility that a department has for its employees. If you were the police chief, describe the areas in which you feel your officers would benefit the most from training, and explain briefly why you chose those areas of training.

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1) Why is the command of temper important to the demeanor of the typical police officer?

Command of temper is imperative for police officers because they have the capability to deprive citizens of their freedom, shoot to kill citizens, and also use force against citizens. If an officer doesn't have control of their temper, they represent a threat to society and also a threat to the image of the police. Police are paid by the taxes of citizens to protect and serve these citizens; therefore, any officer that doesn't leave their temper at home is going against the tenets of what they are paid to do and is a dangerous cop.

2) Do you feel that enough has been done in law enforcement to develop the proper demeanor of law enforcement ...

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The importance of demeanor of a typical police officer is determined.

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