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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956 - File 030. 1956-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/909/show/869.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 030
Transcript "When crime occurs, there has been a failure somewhere." Who failed? Are we not all at fault in many ways? It is not only the duty of law enforcement officers but of all citizens to work together in making our country a safer place to live . .. Our Common Task By J. EDGAR HOOVER, Director of FBI THERE is not a law enforcement officer in the nation who has not had his patience, ingenuity, fortitude and even his Faith in human nature put to a severe test while carrying out his sworn duty to make his community a safer place in which to live. We can take real satisfaction from the gradual but steady progress which we have made in recent years, despite the added burdens we have been forced to assume. May 1 say, on behalf of my associates in the FBI, that we are proud to be associated with so many dedicated public servants. Perhaps it is because law enforcement has been tinder such heavy strains that a new spirit of cooperation has developed. In the discharge of duties as sacred as ours, there can be no excuse for lack of cooperation, petty jealousy or bickering. In the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cooperation is the first lesson each Special Agent must learn. I am firmly convinced that the home town police is the nation's first line of defense against the lawless. I am gratified daily by the evidences of the desire of honest and efficient law enforcement officers and agencies to aid in every way possible in meeting our mutual problems. 1 want to express publicly my appreciation and thanks to the local, county and state officers who have so willingly aided the FBI. The fact that law enforcement in an) community is only as good as the people of that community demand that it be, raises the all-important problem of citizen cooperation. Law and order can be maintained only through a community partnership. The success of this partnership is determined not only by the extent and quality of public aid to law enforcement but also by the ability of peace officers to inspire confidence and justify public support from the citizens and the press. Every police department would benefit if it coU1 spire in citizens greater interest in its activities, enforcement should do everything within its p0*; heighten public awareness of the citizen's duty- ! acquainted with the agencies to which he looks l°(| tection. In this, a cooperative relationship with the presB community can be of inestimable value. Public.."' accurate news of crime and misdeeds serves a ml'J of useful purposes. Newspapers and other media n'K the ,t: lr r....;..II,. ..:.l 1 l ...,„t Or ,s~i. Future • taken 0 rather t Skillet dollar; avera; indust man x tion b nation is brc when 3,725 eonip; 'Is gai dollar; The rected eomni stratet experi forcen Natic twent bainii . 1"! enforcement "j prrvilf \i information often materially aid law in the apprehension of criminals through the p..l''11 of the descriptions and pictures of wauled men- likewise can bring to the public attention as medium can the needs and problems with which . law enforcement officers are daily confronted. Aftfl newspaper is a minor of life and it is well for thejj to look into that mirror so it may be alive to cOjM as they exist. INADEQUATE SALARIES DISCOURAGE "WOULD-BE" POLICEMEN A great demoralizing influence upon the polic* I nation is the pitifully low salaries they are paid, "'i cities ranging from 10 thousand to 25 thousand I tants, the entrance salaries for law enforcing nllie'11',, at low as 1,770 dollars, while in cities having "\j thousand inhabitants, entrance salaries start ;'s j 3,360 dollars. Compare this with the starting SjjJJ 2,900 dollars for messengers and typists and 3.1' J for stenographers in the United States governmeO*i and we realize why law enforcement has d'"1'-. tefi Address delivered before International Association of Chiefs of l'olii Page 28 recruiting and retaining the services of coiup1' dedicated officers. On a nationwide basis, police receive less 1'" * eoun «hool which operal tional 2,984. Put ment betwe are in, Partm stiflinj Every that One c in Arr rn pu make is the zen w Wh ruptio Public enforc ~ We Fact; Fai xi News, Febrtt I
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