There are many law enforcement programs that bind the community and the police together to fight crime in a collaborative manner. Each year during the budget cycle, police chiefs are tasked with finding alternative funding to bolster enforcement and non-enforcement programs that they deem as operationally significant. Unfortunately, within this process, some programs are eliminated due to budget cuts. In an essay, address the following:
- Examine how law enforcement leaders determine the effectiveness of enforcement and non-enforcement programs when assessing what does or does not get eliminated from the budget.
- Rationalize who should ultimately decide what program(s) is/are eliminated.
- Select which programs you would continue to fund, and assess the associated risks.
The paper must be three to four pages in length