Write a 700- to 1,050-word white paper for your department. According to the Purdue Online Writing Lab, “…the purpose of a white paper is to advocate that a certain position is the best way to go or that a certain solution is best for a particular problem.” In this case, your white paper is meant to help your police department better understand the issues and opportunities around technology, including the use of body cameras and social media.
Address the following in your white paper:
Describe challenges the field of policing will face in the future. Provide examples.
Explain how community relations impact the challenges police officers face.
Research and describe an incident for which using a body camera has helped the police in accountability and effectiveness.
Research and state an example for which social media was used as a tool by the police in crime control and community relations.
Identify new technologies that can be used in policing in the future to build safer communities and how. Provide examples.
Recommend to your department what decision it should make regarding new technology, including the use of body cameras and social media. Justify your recommendation.