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Policing Quotes

We’ve collected the best Policing Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Alicia Garza, James Q. Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Loretta Lynch, William Bratton. Use them as an inspiration.

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There has to be a readjustment of resources that is being diverted to police and policing as opposed to community health services, and there certainly has to be control over the police by the communities that they are supposed to protect and serve.
2
Community-based policing has now come to mean everything. It’s a slogan. It has come to mean so many different things that people who endorse it, such as the Congress of the United States, do not know what they are talking about.
James Q. Wilson
3
I got the wake-up call that no one is policing our oceans. I wondered, how can I do anything? What really can I do to make things better? There are some perks to being a celebrity. My job is to be funny once in a while, but it’s my responsibility to make good use of it.
4
What I have seen in my travels across this country is the dedication, the commitment, and the resolve of our brave men and women in law enforcement to improving policing, to embracing the 21st Century Task Force recommendations, and to continuing to have a dialogue that makes our country safer for all.
5
Race is something that’s always haunted American policing.
6
Policing is an integral part of governance. It is a whole, but it is also a part of the larger whole. Just like a human organ like the head, it’s got intelligence, stamina, strategy and surveillance. But it cannot function independently in the absence of other life-sustaining organs.
7
As I came to the lime light, the media asked me many questions. A lot many moral policing… ‘Wear this, wear that, why a T-shirt?’ Everybody has the right to form their opinions, and I have the right to ignore them.
8
Good counter-terrorism is when you have close relationships between the policing and intelligence services.
9
At the end of the day, I think my story is, we need black officers because African-Americans need a fair shot at good jobs in this country, but we cannot expect them and should not expect them to change the nature of policing.
10
Invest more in policing, not less.
11
I’m not going to complain about playing a cop, there’s a cop in every country town in this place. Policing the world and the community is a difficult job, because you get it wrong some times. I couldn’t do it for real.
12
We need to hire more black police officers in this country because these are good jobs, and African Americans should have their fair share of good jobs. But we shouldn’t do it because we think that’s going to change policing. We have to push for police reform in other ways.
13
We can find any number of ways to criminalise begging, but when we do so, aren’t we attacking the problem from entirely the wrong angle? Banning begging or rough sleeping treats street homelessness as a lifestyle choice that can be discouraged through threats of legal action and heavy-handed policing.
14
I am in favor of community policing because it builds better working relationships with the communities.
Vincent Frank
15
Our goal in the ’70s was to end the closed door era. There were so many things that were off limits to women: policing, firefighting, mining, piloting planes.
16
Being a cop is often seeing the worst of the human condition and behavior. With all of that said, there is no reason that Mike Brown and also Eric Garner are dead todayexcept bad policing, excessive force, and the hunt-and-capture-prey mentality many thrill-seeking cops have adapted.
17
Regardless of the cultural system, social pressure to appear straight seems to be fairly intense cross-culturally. Indeed, one is inclined to wonder, if being straight is just natural, why does it require quite so much policing?
18
I think that Peter Mandelson, particularly in relation to the issue of policing, made a huge mess of it. He allowed himself to be manipulated by the securocrats within the British establishment.
19
It’s not for me to challenge operational policing based on one story in the media.
20
As an early advocate for neighborhood policing, I’ve been heartened to see the tangible impact of police officers spending less time in their station houses and more time on our street corners, developing collaborative relationships with residents and businesses that help us fight and deter crime.
21
Strategies that do show evidence of effectiveness include policing that’s focused on high-risk individuals or geographic areas, and/or deterrence-based approaches that hold entire gangs accountable should individual members engage in criminal behavior.
22
Obviously local people will have their local voice through the police and crime commissioners that they’ve elected to determine their local policing.
23
The alt-right for me is primarily a cultural reaction to the nannying and language policing and authoritarianism of the progressive left – the stranglehold that it has on culture.
24
No one’s policing their own minds more than an author. You spend a lot of time in your own head analysing what you think about things, and a philosophy comes.
25
Without the U.K. contribution to policing and anti-terrorism, the whole of Europe would be less safe.
26
Policing was developed, created, and implemented for the elite, and – in the case of the United States – the elites were and almost entirely remain white, upper middle class, cisgender straight men.
27
A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
28
Women deal with real issues with policing that don’t really get talked about.
29
I know there are those in the community who, rather than have us invest more in policing, even for community policing, instead want us to disinvest in the police department. We need a police department. We are going to have a police department.
30
Questions have arisen about the policing of science. Who is responsible for the policing? My answer is: all of us.
Serge Lang
31
Police cannot be allowed to continue aggressive, violent, and often unconstitutional policing with impunity.
32
Let’s talk about policing and public safety. Let’s debate what works and what does not. We must abandon practices that do not work, and do more of the things that actually do work to save lives.
33
Once we can Brexit delivered, we can then start talking about those other issues which are much better at bringing people together. We will talk about local health provision, education, farming policing and the economy.
34
Black Lives Matter is not just concerned with what happens in policing. The disregard, the disrespect, and the lack of dignity for black life transcends through the fabric of our society.
35
Big-city police chiefs feel more pressure from race activists than from the hard-working residents of high-crime areas, who fiercely want more policing but have no spokesmen to defend their interests.
36
Because of my struggles and my work, I have the unique ability to be a bridge between the NYPD and our communities, restoring confidence and accountability in policing that is essential to our recovery.
37
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
38
The power of community policing is in the relationship. This can happen only if an officer sticks around for a while.
39
Due to broken windows policing, the following interactions can lead to tickets, arrests and summonses, warrants if tickets go unpaid and, in some cases, violence: jaywalking, sleeping on a park bench, spitting, putting your feet up on the subway, and more.
40
We must pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in order to reform the system that led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Adam Toledo, and too many more.
41
Toughening up, performing masculinity, pretending to enjoy things I didn’t enjoy all enabled me to dodge the gender policing of the adults around me. But the way I really was – the swished hips, the Double-Dutching, the hair flipsseemed to always prevail and attract Dad‘s disdain.
42
When we cannot find enough extra money for policing, yet we are having huge sums to other countries in aid, it is time to start a serious conversation.
43
The horrific cases in Ferguson, in Staten Island with the death of Eric Garner, and all across the country serve as stark reminders that we must have a say in who polices us, and how that policing is done. We must, we must, let our voices be heard on Election Day.
44
Ferguson and St. Louis County are not the first places that we have become engaged to ensure fair and equitable policing, and they will not be the last. The Department of Justice will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the Constitution has meaning for all communities.
45
I’m interested in Scotland now and then, how it’s changed. I want to get the reader to think about that by thinking about something from the past. How has society changed, how has policing changed, have we changed philosophically, psychologically, culturally, spiritually?
46
I think we need to rethink our ideas about what policing is and should be. I think we need to rethink our ideas about the criminal justice system as a whole, including the hysterically named corrections system. I mean, what’s being corrected? Look, none of it’s working.
47
I will never take a day off policing the people we pay and keep a public trust with. I will use my camera, my pen, my pad, and my network to do my part, to make sure that Americans will no longer fear their government. Or its employees. They work for us – not the other way around.
48
I have met virtually no one in the policing and security world who thinks ID cards are an essential part of what they need to do in the future.
49
Policing language and even legislating against certain behaviours will only go so far to address the pervasive problem of racial bias. To get at the root cause we must have open, honest and sometimes painful conversations.
50
There’s a perception that police are less likely to do the marginal additional policing that suppresses crime: the getting out of your car at 2 in the morning and saying to a group of guys, ‘What are you doing here?’
51
In the 1990s, we introduced Boston‘s community policing strategy. We reversed the tide of violent crime that threatened our city, and we established a national model for preventing and fighting crime.
Thomas Menino
52
My policing was nothing but activism – it had to be.
53
Feminism isn’t about curating or policing the boundaries of womanhood.
54
How could you possibly call something science fiction at this point unless it has to do with something that hasn’t been done? When I write about ‘Drones over Brooklyn,’ it’s not like I’m making something up. Drones are policing American cities.
55
Cinema has evolved, and it is high time we stop policing it so rigorously.
56
Reactive and proactive policing are both necessary. Still, we need to lower expectations that such efforts can ever be responsive to crime.
57
What was most important, for me, is that I could share what I experience as a young person – in particular, what impact incarceration and policing had on my life and my family‘s life.
58
If black lives mattered, I believe that policing and immigration enforcement would not be the devastating force that it is in our communities.
59
I want to see traditional policing with a modern flavour. I am completely committed to local, visible policing, but we have to modernise. There are such opportunities for people to interact with police through the digital sphere that we have not achieved yet.
60
‘Line Of Duty‘ is first and foremost a thriller. But I hope it will also be seen as a revisionist commentary on 21st century policing.
61
American history and the black experience are inextricable. And both are inextricable from policing. Far more often than not, that’s been a good thing.
62
Through Black Lives Matter and social media, we’ve been able to have a really challenging discussion with America about police and how much it is investing in policing.
63
The Republican base – the Evangelical get-out-the-vote troops – are going to be devastated when they discover how many closeted gay Republicans were involved in policing Mark Foley in the House of Representatives.
64
There’s this tendency to be held in great esteem if you are judgmental. A sort of moral policing, being opinionated. What right has one to act like judges? What right has one to police another?
65
We need to have something that is reworked, that deals with immigration, that is not thinking in terms of policing.
66
When you hear anyone policing the bodies of trans women, misgendering and othering us, and violently exiling us from spaces, you should not dismiss it as a trans issue that trans women should speak out against. You should be engaged in the dialogue, discourse, and activism that challenges the very fibers of your movement.
67
I find that people want aggressive policing if they as a community feel they are part of it. They don’t want aggressive policing if they feel it’s being imposed upon them and they are a target.
68
When Colin Kaepernick first took a knee, he took it, and he identified police brutality, aggressive policing techniques, he broadened it to things like oppression to inequality.
69
Teaching is a truly noble profession. It’s sad the amount of responsibility that teachers have today. They’re not only teaching kids: they’re raising kids, policing kids – and they don’t make a lot of money.
70
Without a beat officer system, there can be no crime prevention or supportive investigation. This is the very foundation of sound policing. It is the beat officer who connects with the common man on a daily basis and is the five senses of his area.
71
During the debates for mayor, I was continually pressed on my position on the policing procedure known as ‘stop and frisk’ – which is actually in law enforcement known as ‘stop, question and frisk’ – and why I believed that, if used properly, it could reduce crime without infringing on personal liberties and human rights.
72
The use of water cannon could have changed the face of British policing; it would have made a huge difference to British policing.
73
In the same way that Occupy Wall Street forever elevated that concept of income inequality, the Black Lives Matter protesters have elevated the idea of inequity in policing as it relates to minority communities.
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Opponents of New York City’s proactive style of policing struggle mightily to downplay its most obvious benefit: the largest crime drop on record, concentrated overwhelmingly in minority neighborhoods.
75
Everybody has a stake in the story of policing.
76
I don’t know much about international policing and I would love to learn more. Especially in this day and age when the Internet is rapidly reducing borders and crime can happen on a larger scale than ever before. These things intrigue me.
77
What I’m really praying is that we, as a people, understand that we are interdependent upon each other. We don’t want police to leave; we want policing in our world. But I think that people aren’t comfortable with each other.