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Police Discretion

Police Discretion David Gonzalez University of Phoenix Introduction to Policing CJA/370 Professor John W. Feltgen June 23, 2005 Abstract In this paper I will discuss police discretion and the use of these discretionary powers in the law enforcement workplace. I will explore the mythical aspects of police discretionary powers and the source of this myth. I will further discuss the control of discretionary authority. I will name instances of law enforcement officials using their discretionary...

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Police Strategies

The topic I chose to research about is which police strategy/tactic is most effective in reducing crime and disorder. There are various forms of policing such as community-oriented policing, problem-oriented policing, hot spots policing, broken windows theory, and zero-tolerance policing. COP is a model of policing that stresses a two-way working relationship between the community and the police along with the police becoming more integrated into the local community, and citizens assuming an active...

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Organization of the Police Department

Police departments have tasks of organization that is divided according to purpose, area and time. Work Assignments are given to certain groups that are divided amongst the department and have a distinct purpose that is unique from the other groups. For example; a police detective performs certain duties that are distinct from that of a patrol officer and vice versa. Each division has their own purpose to achieve certain functions within the department, to maintain effective functions within the...

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Police History

 Police History Tracy Doubledee CJS/241 July 13, 2015 Kenneth Jones Police History Law enforcement has come a long way since it was first started. Just like anything else it required a lot of trial and error. Many of the principles and practices that began the foundation of our law enforcement are still very much a part of law enforcement official’s everyday life. How did law enforcement come about and what ups and downs has it had? Law enforcement had to overcome many hurdles to get where they...

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Police Discretion

Police discretion Police discretion can be defined as actions undertaken by law enforcers in which they exercise their individual judgment in order to determine the best course of action (Gaines & Kappeler, 2003). Before deciding whether a certain action should be pursued against a suspect, the police take into account many factors, at least in theory. As Kleinig (1996) stresses, discretion also gives law enforcers “a permission, privilege, or prerogative to use judgment about how to make a practical...

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How to Become a Police Officer

How To Become A Police Officer Police officers play a very important part in society today. They patrol the streets of your town to make the people of that town as safe as possible. Without them there would be a lot of crime going on. They make everything safer because that is their job and that is what there trained to do. To become a police officer today you need to have to complete a certain amount of tasks. First, you have to be a United States citizen. Next, he or she must have...

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What it takes to become a police officer.

guards to police officers, each law enforcement agent does his or her part in maintaining the laws and justice. By serving the community and providing safety to society, police officers especially have a job that should be admired. The most highly sought-after and desirable profession is that of a police officer. The aspects of this job are appealing even to young children. Helping people, serving the community, and ensuring safety locally is certainly something people would love to do. Officers feel...

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Police Pursuit Liability

One of the most important duties of police officers is to prevent crime from happening. In the light of this objective, part of the regular duties of police officers is to go on patrol to improve police visibility. As they patrol the community, police officers have the responsibility to stop motor vehicles in case the driver commits a violation of motor vehicle law or in case the driver or his companions engage in suspicious activities. Ordinarily, motor vehicle stops are supposed to last a few...

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Police Mountain Bikes

History of Police Bike Patrol: Over one hundred years ago, police departments routinely patrolled cities and towns by bicycle. The bike was tremendously popular only until the advent of the automobile. The bicycle then disappeared from policing. It wasn't until the late 1980's that the bicycle made a comeback. In 1988, Sergeant Paul Grady of the Seattle Police Department convinced his superiors that mountain bikes could be a viable patrol vehicle in the congested downtown area, waterfront parks...

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Police Pursuit Liability

Police Liability and High Speed Pursuits Rodgers There is a line in the Bible that states “sometimes the wicked flee, when no man pursueth," (Proverbs 28:1, King James Version), law enforcement officers know only too well that there are numerous instances in which motorists flee, despite the fact that they are being pursued, and are lawfully being commanded to pull over and stop, for purposes of investigation, citation for traffic offenses, or for arrest of a more serious crime. Police pursuits...

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