Calls to defund, downsize, or even abolish police departments are have been raised with advocates arguing that many police tasks would be better left to others.

Please research about 2-3 paragraphs, consider, and voice your informed opinion regarding this and a few of  these questions:

-What are all the tasks that police do?

-Should they be doing all those things?

-What other types of agencies might be better at handling some of these tasks?

-What type of training do the police get?

-How have police budgets grown over the last 80 years?

-Do you think there should be cuts to the police force?

-Where and how could this money be better spent?

-What, if any, reforms need to implement to create a better police force?

Also, feel free to raise questions of your own that you can either answer or just offer for food for thought.

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