The problem of “stop snitching” campaign bothers police forces as people form their considerations about stopping informing police about the crimes committed in the community. Living in the country people are to worry about its problems and do all possible to help the community. However, “stop snitching” campaign is one of the greatest problems which exist in American society. Therefore, police forces do all possible to combat this problem and encourage people to inform them about possible and committed crimes.
Trying to combat the “stop snitching” campaign, police department focuses its attention on the reasons why people do not have a desire to help police catch criminals by means of informing them. One of the main reasons of such situations is the fear of the citizen to inform the police about acts of crime. This fear is provoked by many reasons, one of which is the lack of the information. People do not know what they are to expect in case the go to police with the information, therefore, they prefer to remain silent. This is a real disaster and police makes all possible to combat the problem.
First of all, police tries to pay attention of people to the problem. Mass media and social advertising try to convince people that it is their responsibility to tell police about illegal acts, if they know something about them. People can always either call or come to the police department and tell everything they know about the crime. Police guarantees information security and no one will ever know who informed the police. Witnesses of the crimes are protected by the law.
Second, police has decided to create alternative means of information delivery. Therefore, apart from going to the police department and informing police officers personally, people have an opportunity to report incognito. This right became possible with the appearance of the Internet. People can go to the website of the police department and report there. The data will be considered and analyzed and no one will ever know who has reported. Anonymous calls and post office letters are also the alternative means of informing the police about the committed crime.
Third, there are cases when police is informed about the crime but they are unable to understand what happened there. In this case the reward is assigned for those who have seen anything and can say what has happened. Financial reward is an effective means of stopping snitching campaign. People are ready to report for money as in most cases fear is combated if people are offered the price for the information they get. Information seems to be the service which costs money and police department uses this principle.
Therefore, it may be concluded that people want to help police in creating a legal society with no crimes, however, they have some fears which prevent them from activities. Police does all possible to assure people that they have nothing to be afraid of and in case they come to police the confidentiality is guaranteed. Additionally, there are anonymous means of informing police which make it possible for people to report about crimes without being noticed. The reward is the final measure which is assigned when there is no another way out.