Police Ethics Exercise 2

Written by Dr. Carole Garrison

Dr. Carole Garrison, instructor for PLS 326: Police Liability and Ethics for EKU Online, invites you to participate in an exercise you may encounter in the class.

Consider the following statement:

Statement: The change is from seeing police work as an occupation that gives something TO the police officer to seeing police work as a profession to which the police officer OWES something.


  1. What does this statement mean?
  2. What does it have to do with the concept of a professional?
  3. Why is it important to a democratic society?

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Published on June 04, 2013