As I understand It – 1 John 1:7 (NIV)

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Christian Commentaries – Attrition To A New Policing Model

July 6, 2020

Hire no more police officers.
Do not extend or renew police union contract.
Require all officers to sign a new contract independent of a union. Officers not signing new contract will not be continued.

  • New contract will include pledge of allegiance to community, affirmation to protect and serve above all else including any allegiance to brotherhood of police or union, promise not to participate in any action independently or in association with others that might impair the safety of the governing jurisdiction.
  • Contract will contain a statement of conduct to be observed by officers
  • Training for new hires will focus on assisting citizens.

Establish a number of unscheduled absences which when reached require officers to come-in for a review of performance and turn in weapons until after an acceptable completion. Review should include allegiance to community, affirmation to protect and serve above all else including any allegiance to police unions, fraternities, and brotherhoods.

  • Require officers to sign new contract at this time, if the officer has not already signed.
  • Review the occurrence of unscheduled leave of the force of 35% or higher to detect organized police action to apply pressure the public and/or management regarding any proposed change in operation or policy.
  • Maintain a tight control of all weaponry and munitions to ensure that such are do not fall into improper hands and unauthorized use. Also maintain a tight control of all confiscations.

Require the wearing of active body cameras while in a pay status. Cameras can be turned off only for bath rooms breaks of 15 minutes or less. Justification must be submitted for and bathroom breaks of more than 15 minutes. (Logic: supervisors shall have the opportunity to observe their charges at any times during the work day to consider all interactions with the public and other officers to evaluate character and determine the need for coaching, discipline and encouragement.)

As a way to limit the numbers of police officers needed, there should be a focus citizen policing via video reporting of crimes.

  • Video reports shall have a date and time stamped as well as provide documentation to allow verification of location.
  • Submissions should include name and address and other appropriate contact information of reporters. However, no policing action shall be delayed or voided for lack of this information. Law enforcement action shall depend solely on the ability to prosecute an illegal action.
  • The organization may establish a reward or bounty paid to reporters of certain crimes. Such bounties may be permanent or for temporary periods of time and include incentives for police action, as when for the immediate good of the community police officers could receive slight remuneration for arrests and/or citations for failure to wear masks to protect the health of the public.
  • Payments could also be made to citizens providing name and address with the submission of the video report if. legal action is taken. However, where no such information is initially provided there would be no effort my the jurisdiction to contact the reporters.
  • In no circumstance will the name and address of the reporter be revealed or made public, regardless of the crime reported.

Important Note: This document supplements Plan B by identifying actions to facilitate conversion to a new policing system. Municipalities and other governing bodies with responsibilities for policing are encouraged to read both this document and Plan B.

Isaiah 9:6-7 (KJV) 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.