Police Culture Analysis

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Police culture can sometimes be explained to outsiders that the community is considered hostile and that they should not be trusted. At least this is what people and Law enforcement may view it as. Being a police officer, I myself have seen other police act in this fashion. Now, of course my department’s subculture is vastly different then other departments in this state. I work in a department that deals with a large number of gangs and homeless. So the view I have may be a bit jaded. Going through the Washington State Criminal Justice training academy. Know as the Basic Law Enforcement Academy. I though the police academy would give me all the skills needed to perform the job. That is definitely not true, they do not call it the “Basic”

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