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Watchdogs will never be popula
POLICE do not welcome external scrutiny and often react poorly to criticism, so the Office of Police Integrity is never going win popularity polls in police stations.

Indeed, if the OPI and police were to establish a hand-in-hand relationship it would be proof the anti-corruption body had become a lapdog, rather than a watchdog.

But criticism by the head of the Special Operations Group, Inspector John Noonan, reflects a growing concern from senior officers to rank-and-file police, who feel the OPI is more concerned about justifying its existence than uncovering corruption... Read more

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Charleston police set to take

The Charleston Police Department is conducting mandatory ethics classes for all officers in order to become better educated and accustomed to everyday situations.

The objective for the classes is to educate and train law enforcement officers concerning ethical dilemmas for emotional and career survival, according to a press release from Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster.

The law firm of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown and Poe, PLLC as a public service is presenting it, the release said.

The classes began Tuesday and will continue every Tuesday and Wednesday until April 9, according to Charleston Police Sgt. Ralph Johnson. They are conducted at the Training and Improvement Facility at 118 Dickinson St.

He said the department tries to conduct an ethics-themes training seminar at least once every few years.

Topics covered during the four hour classes will include emotional and career survival, anger management and peer pressure, sexual harassment and department police and procedures, according to the release.

Johnson said the classes are just one more way for Charleston officers to become better and more beneficial to the public.

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