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HISTORY OF POLICING

METROPOLITAN POLICE OF LONDON 1829

COLONIAL POLICING IN AMERICA

Law enforcement in colonial Recognized as the world's first America was similar to that in England. The county Sheriff organized police force, the Metropolitan Police of London was the primary law enforcement agent. He was was organized by Sir Robert paid by the fee system -- a Peel, England's Home Secretary. Composed of over fixed amount for every arrest 1,000 officers, or “Bobbies”, it made. He investigated citizen was the first force to be under complaints, ran the jail and a military command structure, collected taxes. The town as well as the first to have special uniforms. Marshall policed urban areas.

EARLY AMERICA POLICING

Akron, Ohio -- finally

police were mobile and could respond quickly Modern American to calls for assistance police departments from the public or other were first created in the officers. 19th century. Police officers’ salaries also increased a great 1838 first police force deal in this time period, created in Boston drawing better 1844 New York Police applicants to the job Department created and diminishing the 1856 Philadelphia appeal of accepting Police Department bribes. created

Sir Robert Peel

19TH & 20TH CENTURY POLICE REFORMS
Policing became more technologically sophisticated around the turn of the century. Police uniforms were first introduced in 1853 -- finally police could be identified as police. The first telegraph police boxes were installed in 1867 -finally police administrators could exercise some supervision over officers. In 1910, the first police car was introduced in

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Genius Notes
LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY Today there are about 17,000 law enforcement agencies. 1. 3,100 Sheriffs departments 2. 12,500 municipal police agencies 3. 1 ,700 special police forces (parks, transit, airport, university) 4. 49 state police forces (all but Hawaii) 5. 50 federal law enforcement agencies More than 800,000 people are employed in policing, with more than 600,000 sworn officers and about 250,000 civilians.

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