What are the main responsibilities of a criminal justice professional, and how do you prioritize them?
The main responsibility of a criminal justice professional is to uphold the law and serve their community. Additionally, they should prioritize doing the right thing, holding themselves to a high standard, and making it home safe each night.
Transcript: "What are the main responsibilities of a criminal justice professional and how do you prioritize them? I would say in the criminal justice World, there are several responsibilities that you may have to take into account. First, and foremost is uphold the law. That's what our job is. We're out there to enforce the law. You know, ensure individuals aren't breaking it. Now, you're not going to enforce every little statute because you know you just can't go around arresting And everybody already everybody a ticket but we're also there to serve. And you know, one thing that we always have to do one thing. I've always lived Myself by in the priorities I have is do the right thing. You know, it's like the definition of integrity do the right thing especially when nobody is looking. So the priorities that we have to set up is making sure that we are holding our self up to the highest standard That we can't because right now in the criminal justice community and the law enforcement Arena, you know there's a lot of stigma around what we're doing. Everything is being videotaped and every little misstep or every little thing that we do is considered wrong is compounded. So first priority, you have to have is do the right thing. Hold yourself to an extremely high standard, don't get wrapped up in any of the political nonsense or the social. Tia issues, you know, focus on doing your job, doing what you need to do. And actually the number one priority in the law enforcement Community, make it home safe each night. That's your number one priority. You need to go out and do your job, but it's all for naught that if you don't make it home safe, at the end of the night."