Themilitary has a different view on their decision on engagement. They believethat there is much to be achieved together when there is unity of purpose andeveryone is committed toward strengthening the team and doing things togetherto realize the best results. No individual within the military team is allowedto do an independent action without consulting or paying attention to the goalsand priorities of the military team. There are leaders who are mandated withthe responsibility of discharging information based on what should be done, andtherefore, discretion is constrained.Besides,both the law enforcement agencies and the military have different ways on thedecision to engage.
The police move as individuals and each of them has theright to make the right decision which is supposed to provide the correctresults in case of emergency. They have autonomous, independent actions withoutconsidering what other team members are doing. Moreover, they have the right ofexercising the individual’s discretion in every occurrence. Therefore, in mostcases, the police force fails on many incidents due to lack of unity and solidaritywithin their team. Most of them take advantage of the situation to engage inactions that will serve their self-interest. Hence, integrity and transparencylack among the police force, in regard most have lost their trust in them.There are many malpractices which are associated with this organization.
(DeGrasse,2016). Onthe other hand, the military has a centralized form of organization. There arespecific generals controlling how the military observe specific orders. Thereis a centralized headquarter whose primary role is cater for the welfare of themilitary and sort out any challenges that might hinder its progress. Unlike inthe decentralized form, there is a clear division of roles, with eachindividual having a good knowledge of their role and responsibility. In case of attacks by enemies, the militaryknows the right course of action.
Therefore, the work is well handled bydifferent teams that are focused and result oriented. (Schmalleger, 2014).Thedifference between the police and the military lies in their organization. Thepolice have a decentralized organization system. Every community has theliberty of running its police department.
Therefore, the management of thepolice force is determined by the community where it is situated. However, theycannot prevent state or federal officials from investigating offenses which areunder their jurisdiction. In such a decentralized organization, there is noheadquarter and therefore no one in charge. The organization is self-funding, insome cases it comes up with the income generating projects to run its affair andconsequently, it is quite flexible. InAmerica and the rest part of the world, the police departments are strictlybased on the hierarchical and military model of organization. Hence, there is abased on their function and structure. The primary role of the military is toprotect the country from external enemies; the police agencies in turn fightenemies from within the country who are represented by criminals and sociallydisruptive elements in the society. Just like the military, the law enforcementagencies place emphasis on continuous training to perfect their skills and beprepared for an emergency at all time.
Both bodies have considerable risks,hence, there a lot that is shared by the military and law enforcement unitybased on their organization and assigned duties. (Schultz, 2017).