Deputized Americans Imagine that an amendment was added to the constitution that states: "Every American with a clean record, able body and sound mind who was born in America is to be voluntarily deputized at the age of 25." This amendment is to be put into action 25 years after it is instated in the constitution. It will focus on an entire generation of young Americans who will ultimately replace the need for a police force in America. You and I will not be able to become Deputized Americans because the generation that will has not been born yet. The school curriculum will be changed so that these children get the proper training needed to uphold U.S. and state law. Martial arts courses will start in 1st grade and continue to graduation in order to encourage self discipline and build physical endourance. The same penal code that modern policemen study will be taught every year as well and student's will be tested for their understanding each year. Gun safety courses will begin in 4th grade and firing range testing will begin in 6th. Drills and scenarios will be practiced in 7th grade and up to test their understanding of the law and how they handle situations. Should they fail the tests with unsatisfactory scores, they will not be deputized. If they break the law at any time before the age of 25, they will not be deputized. If they are deputized and are caught abusing their authority or violating the law themselves, they will be stripped of their authority and they will revert to an undeputized, citizenship status if the offence doesn't require incarceration. Now imagine the psychological effect that this would have on the youth in America. It would encourage them to be good people every day of their life to earn the deputization they all are entitled to. Keeping the peace in a community would be more of the focus than generating revenue for the state. Since deputized Americans would be your average citizen, policing each other would come as second nature since there would be no distinction between them and a citizen. They will simply be citizens charged with keeping the peace in a community who are careful not to abuse their power. This would eliminate any superiority complexes that people might have because they are regular people in the community. Undeputized people would also be encouraged to uphold the law and keep the peace in their community but the Deputized Americans would get the cool toys. I don't see why something like an app couldn't be created to send out alerts to all Deputized Americans in an area to notify them of disturbances in a community. I'm talking about response times in minutes. The potential for a perpetrator to be apprehended or a victim to be saved would be increased at least 75%. That alone would detour crime not to mention how it would end the trend of apathy that is so prevalent in society today. Judicial rullings The government will support the judicial system on all matters of judgment. The deputized American will be responsible for providing evidence to support their case against other people, including other deputized Americans. Cameras are easy to come by and a knowledge of forensic science and investigative techniques could easily be taught in schools. In this day and age, an app could be made to submit evidence to a judge. They could review it and cross reference any other evidence submitted for the same case and issue warrants for police action to the deputized Americans. This could be done in minutes. After receiving the go ahead from a judge, the deputized American will have supportive cause for action. They are to provide body camera footage of every apprehension, search or investigation to provide further evidence. The warrant is to be displayed to the perpetrator to prove that their cause is justified and that their cooperation is necessary, just like modern police do. Use of force Becoming a deputized American does not technically give anyone new rights they didn't already have. It more gives your average citizen a greater reason to care about the well being of their community. In most cases, a situation wouldn't need to escalate beyond a simple conversation. Every person already has a right to defend themselves but there is a legal line between defence and offence. When it is crossed and every alternative has been exhausted however a person has a right to be prepared to defend themselves. It makes the 4th amendment make more sense in this day and age but a firearm or weapon should always be thought of as a last resort, nonlethal tactics should be deployed first unless there is no other option. Scenario A person sees a crime being committed. Let's say a house is getting broken into and the next door neighbor sees it happening. They take out their phone and video tape the scene. They then submit the video to the Deputized Americans app along with pictures and a description of the disturbance. The files will then be sent directly to a judge actively monitoring the app interface to review the evidence submitted and judge the severity of the situation (could take about 1-3 minutes depending on the amount of evidence to review). The judge can then issue a warrant for the event by sending alerts (similar to Amber alerts) to the phones of registered deputies near by. Those choosing to provide back up can hit a button confirming that they are responding to the situation which will activate a live stream from the phone which is to be warn on a chest mount or similar camera holder facing their 12 o'clock as it would be unlawful to respond otherwise. A headset like a Bluetooth device could be required too in order to receive legal instruction from the judge to advise the situation. The judge will monitor the live streams of those acting on the issued warrant and coordinate an appropriate action. As in the case of a break in, the judge could ask the deputy who submitted the evidence to cover the house as best they can until back up arrives. The deputies could then surround the house, or as advised by the judge, and order the perpetrator to surrender. If it turned out to be a false alarm, say the home owner got locked out of his house and had to smash a window, then the local friends and neighbors of the community would be able to recognise him as such and declare it to be a false alarm. If not however then the judge can immediately call in for more back up by escalating the situation condition which could be color coded on the phone app and broadcast to a wider area of deputies. Before long the entire neighborhood could descend on the person causing the disturbance, forcing them to submit to the warrant issued or be taken by force. As stated before, nonlethal attempts should be made before anyone decides to take the safety off a fire arm they may possess but if it's determined that the perpetrator has hostile intent then deadly force can be authorized by the judge to subdue the assailant. More minor things like an elderly woman needing help after falling could be issued to near by deputies who could offer immediate aid since they are so close by. Situations that could normally take up to 45 minutes for a police officer to respond could be resolved in only a matter of minutes for those that are close by. Not only would this save lives but it would also help to establish a deeper connection between members of a community by going out and meeting the people living closest to you and helping them in their time of need.