Question #11:

"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

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D: When police are well trained, they can act independently. Independent action involves Discretion. This is the meaning of the selection.

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