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Police have the backing of the federal government and all the funds that are allowed there. In the past decade police have been give more funding and resources than ever before due to the Homeland Security Act, this act has given to nearly militarizing our local police forces. Officers have access to items such as body armor and multiple forms of mechanical weaponry that can keep them as safe as possible in the jobs they perform.
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They are given what everyone is given
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Police definitely have the right equipment to stay safe on the job. This is evidenced by the fact that police regularly use tactical gear that is also used by the military. Furthermore, when the police have robots that can detonate bombs to kill suspects, it is hard to see how police don't have the right equipment for their jobs.
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I am not a cop, I would not be able to say for sure. If they ARE given enough resources, then it's up to the cops to make the best use of it, if they aren't, then it's up to them to speak up and ask for what they need.
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Police Are Well Equipped
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The issue is not needed more resources it is that we need to better train police to be less reactionary. Yes, the Dallas police force was one where there has been less aggressive police and less excessive use of force, and the shooter was not justified, but they have enough resources to protect themselves.
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I think they are given enough resources
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Despite increased funding, many school budgets struggle to find the resources to permanently employ an SRO. School Resource Officers and police officers can assume many public safety duties in a school system even without a permanent assignment to one school. The Center for Problem-Oriented Policing says that these roles include:
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The Officer Safety topic page has the specific mission of keeping cops safe through current & quality information, with tips, columnist commentary, and the latest news updates. From techniques to employ against assailants to alerts on growing threats against officers, the Officer Safety topic page is a key resource for officers everywhere.
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