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By Leigh Culver

Latino immigration to the Midwest has had an important impression on police-community kinfolk, quite, in smaller groups traditionally unaccustomed to different ethnic teams. This booklet describes the reviews of legislations enforcement organizations in 3 Mid-Missouri groups and their efforts to conform to their altering demographics whereas keeping present relatives with the bulk inhabitants. The findings exhibit that the connection among legislation enforcement and the bulk groups used to be optimistic and supportive. there have been a number of demanding situations, notwithstanding, to the improvement of a cooperative police-Latino dating. those integrated the language barrier, worry of the police, immigration concerns and the character of contacts among the police and Latino group.

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They work long and grueling hours on the line-six days a week during much of the year. M. until midnight; still others work cleanup on the C Setting the Context 39 shift (midnight till 6:00AM), or swing shifts. Little time is left to meet and socialize with people outside of work. Socializing is often limited to having a beer or two after work; playing in a softball or bowling league with coworkers; shopping, doing laundry, or going to the park on Sunday-the only day off when the plants are running at capacity.

DeGeneste and Sullivan (1997) finally contend that because frustration can stem from language and communication difficulties, community policing can greatly benefit the police and Latino community if language training is administered to newly hired police officers with additional refresher courses throughout an officer’s career. Although some police departments have adopted incentive programs to attract Spanish-speaking officers, most officers in the United States do not speak Spanish. Police department recruiters report that finding job candidates that meet all of the requirements to become officers and are fluent in two languages is challenging (Sherman 2003).

Officers in these agencies regularly provide patrol coverage on open roads and highways, and state conservation agents routinely enforce wildlife and gaming laws (Weisheit, Wells, and Falcone 1995). Second, police work in rural areas is very informal. In his research on small town police agencies, Sims (1988, 86) found that police officers generally know every resident in town. ” In addition to close ties between people, the policecommunity relationship is very familiar (Hawkins and Weisheit 2003); police are more likely to engage in informal interactions with citizens they know (Frank and Liederbach 2003).

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