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Policing in the Political Arena

In reviewing the effects of politics within law enforcement, compare the politically appointed position of the Chief of Police with the elected Sheriff.  How is the accountability of each position balanced with the vulnerability to political exposure? How does the political relationship with elected officials and the community-at-large differ between the Sheriff and the Chief of Police?  Why?  

Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.