Shared Responsibility: The Next Step in Professional Ethics

Police departments have put in place various programs to address misconduct by officers. These include requiring ongoing ethics training for officers, improving use-of-force policies and training, developing early warning systems to identify problem officers before serious incidents occur, and improving pre-employment screening of applicants. All of these programs reflect the reality of the 21st century: no matter where a police misconduct incident happens, it affects all of law enforcement.