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The Life of a Police Officer

juvenile, Officer Mark Smith was a victim of a few crimes. When the police were handling the crimes, Officer Smith thought that they could have handled things better. It was then that he decided that he might want to become a police officer, so he could be a better officer then the ones that he had to deal with. As Officer Smith got older and started really looking into what he wanted to do with his life he weighed his options and realized all the benefits of becoming a police officer. There is...

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Police Department Roles and Functions

 Police Department Roles and Functions Learning Team A University of Phoenix Online Abstract This paper will identify the principal roles and functions of police organizations and their role as it applies to the law. Next describe various types of police agencies at the local, state, and federal level and the roles and functions of each. Then explain the role and function of patrol work. Police officers are at risk every day to make sure citizens are...

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RElationship bewteen private and public police

Relationship between Private and Public Police Ashley Lewis CJS/250 September 7, 2014 Varrick Douglas SR. Relationship between Private and Public Police The relationship between private and public police officers has been a topic of debate for decades and still happens to be right up until this very day. Both have a responsibility to provide a certain level of protection to the public and still societal views of private and public police can be blurry. However, one view remains constant...

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Malfunction: Police and Traditional Thinking

The purpose of this paper is to help reorganize the Junction City Police Department from the current traditional organization. Information used to do this paper is a case study titled Malfunction Junction in chapter 3 of Justice Administration. The department is in Junction City, a growing community of 150,000 residents. The city is an agriculturally based area in the center of the state. With a population of 10,000 to 20,000, visitors a day during the summer months come to Junction City. The downtown...

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Officer Selection

Officer Selection Process Joe Burwell Loyola Law School Pre-Law Selection Course Introduction to Police Theory and Practices CJA/214 James Roberts February 16, 2011 Officer Selection Process The job of a police officer involves stressful situations and entails interactions with many individuals in the community. It also requires quick decision making and good judgment. Police duties vary from writing reports to maintaining order to responding to criminal situations, all of which...

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Military Veterans Make Great Police Officers

States Marine Corps, believes military veterans make great police officers because of the skill sets they develop over the course of their military careers. This paper will focus on a few of the many skill sets military veterans develop such as combat experience learned in the military and how it is put to use in police departments. The knowledge and experience acquired in firearms skills in the military which help as a police officer in the line of duty will be discussed. In addition to the physical...

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Police Professionalism and Responsibility

1920s and 1930s. Police departments continued to move towards a more professional model as a result of various reform efforts. During the decades of the 1920s and 1930s two significant events occurred that helped orchestrate a move towards law enforcement. Passage of the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution often called the Volstead Act and the Great Depression which lead to a massive crime wave (Gaines & Kappeler, 2008, p. 195). Prior to t Volstead Act police officers allowed public opinion...

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Whats the Proces You Need to Become a Police Officer

Phase 2 Individual Project CJUS141-03 Michelle Perman Professor Nici May 30, 2011 RE: Police Qualifications I chose to do my report on one bigger city in Wisconsin. The city of the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) has various mental and physical exams that are required in the hiring process of becoming a police officer. I know that there are bigger police departments out there, but seeing that I found out so much information just on one city that I didn’t feel the need to compare MPD with...

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Should police be allowed to carry tasers

Should police be allowed to carry tasers? Do you agree? Taser is a device, which has electronic shock that use electrical current to disrupt muscle control. This essay will argue that police are within their rights to carry tasers. Police officers are one the most apparent weapons of the government, and they are delegated with significant power and judgment. They are the only members of society lawfully authorized to take life or impose serious injury to maintain order and implement the law...

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How to Write Police Report

How to Write a Police Report A police report is a description of facts surrounding a crime. It is used to report who, what, when, where, why and/or how a crime took place, although some of those facts may not be known at the time it is written. The term "police report" can be used to describe a report filed by a victim or witness of a crime or the preliminary report filed by an officer investigating a crime. These reports are often passed on to other policemen or crime scene specialists, who use...

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