Responding to minor crimes is arguably one of the most critical activities of any police department.
The resource demands are certainly substantial. These enforcement actions also provide opportunities to reduce crime and enhance public trust. In addition, they pose considerable safety risks to the responding officers.
Given that low-level arrests also clog the nation’s courts and jails, it is remarkable that this police function has received so little public attention.
By any measure, enforcement of minor crimes is . . .
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