"In spite of the necessity for military discipline, it must be realized, however, that the police officer differs from the soldier in that the former must be allowed a considerable degree of discretion. Therefore, it is unwise for a commanding officer to impose upon the subordinate a discipline which requires merely blind obedience and complete dependence upon his superior. The command of a police department necessitates a high degree of leadership in order that subordinates will cooperate as well as obey."
The most accurate thought among the following which is expressed in the foregoing quotation is
D: When police are well trained, they can act independently. Independent action involves Discretion. This is the meaning of the selection.>> Next