Militarization of police refers to the use of military equipment and tactics by law enforcement officers. This includes the use of armored vehicles, assault rifles, flashbang grenades, sniper rifles, and SWAT teams. Proponents argue that this equipment increases officers’ safety and enables them to better protect the public and other first responders. Opponents argue that police forces which received military equipment were more likely to have violent encounters with the public.
No, higher agencies should handle extreme situations with specialized training and equipment. However, if police departments are given strict training on how and when to use the equipment, and will only use military-grade equipment in response to extreme situations like the higher agencies with specialized training and equipment, then Yes.
I don't think that they need to use high expense explosives and other misses/dangerous military equipment but for certain occasions depending on what they may need some kind of high powered semi or auto assault rifle or other guns.
Hell no, they are already shooting people and arresting them, and framing them for no reason. SO I don't think giving the military-grade equipment is a good idea at all, if they want to use that stuff go to the military!! Sign up, but they should never be allowed to get their hands on the military-grade equipment, ever.
Back when I was a child, growing up in a family of police officers, cops had the standard equiptment and used it to the best of their knowledge and ability, based on the situation they were about to enter. The weapons they carry are not conducive to the reason(s) they use it, i.e. guns don't kill, people do. It's all about the mindset of the officer, not the weapon. If you have a trigger-happy cop, it's not going to matter what he's/she's carrying