thesis:Police community relations are at an all time low. I believe the best way to improve this is by building trust within the two communities. Some people do not see the police force as a respectable authority figure, but a power corrupt system. In order to gain the respect of their citizens, the police force should be required additional education in practicing the law. Instead of the requirements being 60 college credits and two years of police academy training, they should require an additional bachelor degree. Being able to become a cop too easily would be the leading cause of people who abuse power in the police force. Having to put in extensive effort in order to become a police officer, would only leave those who are educated and dedicated to practice the law.