Alternatives to Police Responses
- 1) Society expects law enforcement officers to perform an unreasonable and undesirable set of duties and responsibilities
- 2) Law enforcement officials and society at large would benefit from other individuals taking charge of the public welfare in certain situations.
- 3) The question for policymakers is whether to share, shift or eliminate some law enforcement responsibilities.
- 4) Lawmakers can aid local efforts by legislatively empowering non-law enforcement officials, and authorizing and supporting local programs.