The enforcement agencies created by local and state governments responsible for criminal detection, deterrence, and investigation.

Police Investment

Proponents of police investment believe police officers are essential to protecting the freedom and liberties of community members and should be afforded reasonable latitude to achieve those goals.

Police Divestment

Proponents of police divestment argue that it is necessary to build trust between the police and the community. They argue that department morale and trust are also improved by accountability as officers need to trust each other in high-stress situations.