Sociology, Political Science
Mark Brewer, Brian Pitman, Noel March, Asif Nawaz
There was a marked change in policing after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. While much research has examined this change in other areas of the country, less is known about how 9/11 impacted policing in Maine. To fill this research gap, the present study examined police officers’ perceptions of job change since the 9/11 terrorist attack. Data from semi-structured interviews with ten police officers were analyzed using focused content coding. The data analysis revealed three general themes that represent how police officers thought that their jobs had changed: (1) national security, (2) local policing, and (3) fusion centers. This paper concludes with recommendations for police and policymakers on the future of local policing.
King, Andrew, "The Effect of the September 11, 2001 Terror Attacks on Policing in Maine: The Officers Point of View" (2021). Honors College. 668.