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The most important role of a police officer is to enforce the law. This includes the protection of people and property. The police officer is responsible for patrolling his or her jurisdiction and...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2018 8:52 pm UTC

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In law enforcement, an interview is mainly conducted to determine whether the person being questioned is a victim, a witness, a person of interest, or a suspect in a crime. After that, the victims,...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020 2:39 pm UTC

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Victimology is, as the name suggests, the study of victims of crime. When attempting to catch the individual or individuals perpetrating a crime or series of crimes, the more the investigating...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2013 6:53 pm UTC

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"SARA" is a problem-solving model commonly used in community-oriented policing. The acronym stands for Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment. The goal of the SARA model is to focus on...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2018 4:23 pm UTC

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The purpose of police patrols is to have a constant, vigilant police presence on the town. This accomplishes several things. First and foremost, if there is a crisis or a need for a police...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019 7:15 pm UTC

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The major difference between these two types of patrol is implied by their names. One of the types of patrol involves patrolling a given area, regardless of the amount of crime that has been...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2013 6:57 pm UTC

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When responding to what would generally be considered a "Code 3" call -- in effect, an emergency requiring excesse speed and use of siren and lights -- the first thing the responding officers need...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013 4:17 am UTC

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We like to think of policing as a fixed practice with a rigid procedure that never changes. However, police and law enforcement entities are always studying new ways to effectively do their jobs....

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019 4:37 pm UTC

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For the most part, opinion should not be used in a police report. A police report should be a statement of facts. The police report will be used in court and can be impeached by a defense...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2013 3:18 am UTC

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The SARA model is a police problem-solving technique that involves scanning, analysis, response, and assessment. It could be used to examine the events that led up to a riot at a concert. Scanning:...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2017 12:02 am UTC

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Obviously there are benefits to a two-officer patrol. It is much safer and more effective to have multiple officers on the scene in every possible situation. For one, they can protect one another...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2019 3:44 pm UTC

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The main benefit of community policing is the relationships that are able to develop between the law enforcement officer(s) and the community he or she is serving. A serious problem in many urban...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2017 12:14 am UTC

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There are many challenges that will face police officers in this century. Among them are: Relationships with minority communities. These have been problematic for decades and the problems will...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2012 2:41 am UTC

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As social trends change, the police force must respond to these changes. One change that is already occurring is the legalization of marijuana in some states. The police force will need to develop...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2018 3:21 pm UTC

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There are many traits that are desirable in a police officer. Of course, not all good police officers have the exact same set of traits. However, there are some traits that are necessary given...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013 5:04 pm UTC

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If the facts are exactly as you state them in this question, the police officer has probably committed a crime. This is because the Supreme Court has held, in Tennessee v. Garner, that it is not...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2013 2:45 am UTC

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There are many potential advantages and disadvantages of this scenario, although I think it is clear that the disadvantages would outweigh the advantages. The primary advantage would be that crime...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019 1:54 pm UTC

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Communication between police officers and police dispatchers is extremely important because this communication can make the difference between apprehending a suspect and losing that suspect. It...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2013 4:50 pm UTC

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In today’s world, the differences between private police (or private security forces) and the official, public, police forces are becoming less noticeable in many cases. This is occurring both...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2013 8:28 pm UTC

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There are generally said to be three basic kinds of encounters between police and civilians. These encounters are differentiated from one another on the basis of how much coercion is involved. On...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2013 5:33 pm UTC

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Law enforcement officers are trained to think on their feet in extremely stressful situations, including life-threatening ones. How well they respond to that training, and how well that training...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2013 12:53 am UTC

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When police investigate a crime, they often pick up physical evidence. They might, for example, find hair or blood. They might find a bullet that has been fired. They might find latent...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2013 1:12 pm UTC

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From a societal standpoint, a "hard" approach demonstrably does not work. Gangs are a response to structural problems confronting inner city youths, which included institutional racism, poverty,...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012 12:24 pm UTC

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Police Officers are expected to use force during their daily operations. When dealing with police, people fear arrest and/or damage; this is not a legal or properly defined criteria, but it is...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 2:25 am UTC

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There are many benefits of community policing. Let me name some of the greatest benefits. First, the greatest benefit will be a safer community. There can be no price tag on this one. A safe...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2012 4:19 am UTC

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There are many possible reasons for there to be a lack of respect between public, official, police officers and members of private security forces. To boil them down to their essentials, the lack...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2013 1:17 pm UTC

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First, we must remember that robbery is different from burglary. Burglary is when someone enters a home and takes from it by stealth or at least without the use of force. Robbery is when someone...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 8:03 pm UTC

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I can see why you ask this question. However, under most circumstances, I would not worry about this for three reasons. Fist, people are busy. So, no matter what kind of policing is done, ordinary...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012 2:42 am UTC

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There are two main reasons why policing is mainly a local affair. One reason is legal and the other is more practical. The legal reason is connected to federalism. The US Constitution leaves...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2013 3:28 am UTC

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Different unions in different areas provide different benefits, but some common and more general benefits can be found in the majority of police unions. Unions generally protect police officers'...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2013 11:38 pm UTC

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The main reason that you would want to record a declaration of unlawful assembly (if you are the police) is so that you can document that the declaration was done properly and that the people who...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2013 4:57 pm UTC

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As our police become more overworked, they are less likely to respond to situations where no crime has been committed than would once have been the case. However, there are still a variety of...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2013 5:17 pm UTC

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Police have to follow the law and departmental guidelines. In some cases, they have specific codes that they use to refer to the situation, and they refer to it by that code instead of saying what...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2013 3:03 am UTC

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This question is certainly pertinent in my neck of the woods (I live in Central Florida), since you may have read about the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white, self-appointed community...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2012 1:27 am UTC

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This is a tremendously controversial subject that divides people largely on political lines. Liberals would argue that the police certainly do not treat African Americans the same way that they...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2012 4:23 am UTC

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Because the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the main union representing law enforcement officers, has been around for almost 100 years, its impact on the conduct of law enforcement has long since...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2013 3:54 pm UTC

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The term “law enforcement” is generally used to refer to the police and to other such official entities. These are entities whose main role is to ensure that the laws of the society are adhered...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2013 8:14 pm UTC

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This statement is somewhat overgeneral in that there are many normal jobs that require as much preparation or more as being a patrol officer does. However, it is possible to argue that this job...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2013 4:06 pm UTC

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There is really one major “pro” associated with assigning a particular officer to a particular beat. Other “pros” come about as a result of the main “pro.” The main pro associated with this is...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2013 3:59 pm UTC

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The responses to different levels of public civil disobedience and to peaceful demonstrations are, not surprisingly, quite different. While there is no guarantee that a peaceful demonstration will...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2013 2:34 am UTC

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The phrase “first responder” gained a certain cachet following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent focus on preparing for future such attacks, especially those involving...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2013 3:04 am UTC

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There are two main differences that we can identify that make private security forces different from official police. The first difference has to do with the scope of their objectives. The...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

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It is not, as can be seen in this link, easy for police departments to know exactly what to do with evidence after a trial. Of course, some evidence can be reclaimed by its rightful owner after...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2012 1:23 pm UTC

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There are two main qualities that a person needs in order to be a good police dispatcher. First, a person needs to be able to maintain his or her composure under pressure. This job can, at times,...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2013 12:52 pm UTC

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Peter Waddington, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Wolverhampton, who was a police officer himself before becoming an academic, identifies two distinct types of police culture: the...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020 10:42 am UTC

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In Law Enforcement, Diversion is one of the processes by which a suspect is released from charges. Diversion is usually instigated by the prosecutor, who may decide that the suspect is cleared by...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 5:44 am UTC

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In Youth Services, Net-Widening is the practice of opening up criteria for youth care so that more cases are brought under jurisdiction. In this scenario, a youth who is accused of a minor crime or...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 5:31 am UTC

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There are, of course, many factors that would come into play with regard to this question. The basic rule of thumb should be that the less dangerous a driver's conduct, the less likely the officer...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 2:36 am UTC

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This is a good question. If you think about it, patrol can be boring. They are going around to make sure that all is in order. We can say that patrol is preventative. Moreover, nothing may happen....

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 2:39 am UTC

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I would argue that there is a difference between what the primary responsibility of police officers should be and what it actually is. I believe that the primary responsibility of police officers...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2013 2:58 am UTC

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