Police Organization’s Roles and Functions Yamilee Migliori February 27, 2012 CJA/214 Michael Daniels Police Department Organization Policing is compiled of many different agencies. Each agency plays a certain role to a specific area, or organizational unit. Each organization has the function of enforcing laws in their specified level of policing, whether it is local, state or federal. Policing is a very complex world, and it is not as simple as many people in our communities believe it to be. There are many sides to policing.
If you were to lessen the amount of police, more crimes could occur and many would go unsolved bringing problems for the community. Police officers can run into many of different issues when it comes to probable cause. The reason behind this is because probable cause cases are often assumptions, leading to bigger problems. Police officers in aided organizations help combat crime because they involve the community, and allow them to fight crime as well. To combat crime Police organizations need to improve training for current recruits and tenured officers.
Policing Policies Analysis AJS/582 January 14, 2013 Policing Policies Analysis Describe use of force policing policy Use of force policing policy is the concept of how the police keep control of social situations by using necessary force. “Use of force describes the amount of effort required by police to compel compliance by an unwilling subject” (NIJ, 2012, Para. 1). There are different levels of use of force which include not just the basic verbal and physical restraints, but there is less-lethal force and lethal force as well. Officers have to use their best judgment in every situation but keep themselves and the public safe from harm (NIJ, 2012).
What is the difference between local, county, state, and federal law enforcement? What do we have them and how is their authority differing? Local officials will enforce all levels of law. The most common law enforcement officials that we see are municipal police officers that deal with cities and townships. The main difference between these officers and those at the state or federal level is they are the initial enforcement front for all criminal laws.
Police Roles and Functions University of Phoenix Police agencies have very many functions; the most important of all is of course the protection of the public. The protection of life and property is police priority weather at local, state, or federal level. Other functions include enforcement of laws, public service, and special duties. Police agencies are responsible for more than just arresting individuals for breaking the law; they are used for multiple tasks throughout their community from performing bailiff duties to speaking with troubled youth at local schools about obeying the law and staying out of trouble. Limiting the functions of police agencies prevents police from doing their job and puts these countries citizens in harm’s way.
Community and Problem-Solving Policing Michael Copeland CJS/210 Axia College August 4th, 2010 What is the difference between community policing and problem solving policing and which one is more effective? Community policing involves the community as where problem solving policing involves is more within the rank and file of police departments. Community policing is not new but a return to a long forgotten method of fighting crime. There was a time in our country that police departments walked patrols on a beat in a neighborhood or a city block. They would get to know the business owners and homeowners by name.
Law enforcement constitutes the part of the policing activity itself. Police are concerned with the preservation of order. The force that police use can be determined by a variety of factors. This includes but is not limited to: The police car; this provides policemen a source of transportation to get from one place to another in a short amount of time. Considering that most people drive, the police need to have the ability to drive their own vehicles to keep up with society.
Concept of Police Personality Paper Police officers are faced with life and death situations on the daily basis, and at times this can alter the personality of that individual. The two types of personality traits and they are unique trait viewpoints, socialization and experience. The unique trait viewpoints are racism, authoritarianism, hostility, and loyalty. These are viewpoints that will enable a police officer at doing his or her job well. Socialization and experience are viewpoints that can go either way if debated.
The job of a law enforcement officer is not easy. He must make rational decisions using taught police tactics and his discretion. Modern law enforcement officers have become more proficient and effective to protect and fight against crime. However, the foundation of modern law enforcement operations, are based on early policing principles. In this paper, the writer will discuss how the historic development of law enforcement policing in the United States relates to the current relationship between law enforcement and race, ethnic groups, and social classes.
Reactive Patrol Response CJS/210 Reactive Patrol Response One of the patrols that are police departments do is called a reactive patrol. A reactive patrol is a patrol that is when a police officer responds to specific requests to calls and follows up investigations. An example of this is when an officer responds to a domestic violence call. Someone has called either the police station and requested the officer, or they called 9-11 which would bring a response from an officer. As far as follow up to investigations, when a crime is committed and there are loose ends on the investigation, they may have to do a follow up, and that is when the reactive comes into effect.