In your jurisdiction, several food establishments offer either free food or discounts to police officers. The Chief has sent a letter to “all” business in the community telling them to please discontinue this practice for police officers. The businesses responded by stating, they can do as they wish, as it is their businesses to run as they see fit. The chief has then directed all off his officers that businesses that offer discounts or free food are “off limits” while on duty.
What impact would this have on the community, the police department, the chief, and the officers?
What would be a solution to this issue?