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Description and Roles of People Working with the Law

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Description and Roles of People Working with the Law
Becky Cavanaugh
AIU Online

Abstract
A police officer can hold many roles including maintaining law and order in the town or city they serve in, prevent crime in general, and assist in reducing the fear of crime in the area. A district attorney or D.A. has the general responsibility of prosecuting crimes. A defense counsel is also known as a defense attorney. They represent the defendant. A judge is the person that runs the courtroom.

Police Officer
First, the role of the police officer consists of a lot of different jobs. They maintain law and order in the town or city they serve in, prevent crime in general, and a police officer being around can assist in reducing the fear of crime in the area. Police officers work against organized crime and the threat of terrorism, along with keeping general criminals off the streets. Some police officers also work in schools to help keep order inside of a high school or even sometimes a middle school. These police officers can assist in educating kids, finding drugs, and keeping people safe in general. All police officers are required to undertake ongoing training for gun licenses, new technology and a ton of different guidelines. When becoming a police officer there are different promotions you can get through your career which some of them are: inspector, superintendent, deputy chief and more. District Attorney

Second, a district attorney or otherwise known as a D.A. has to be elected by the county or city that they are serving in. They have the general responsibility of prosecuting crimes. They can have jobs like managing the office they work in; investigating crimes to assist in gathering more evidence, and work hand in hand with police officers. They can also file criminal charges against people with the correct evidence backing it up.

Defense Counsel
Third, a defense counsel or otherwise known as a defense attorney is usually the person that...

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