• Police History • “The Shift”
• Police Theory • Class Activity
• Inside the Police
• Forms of Police
• Police Future
• Becoming a Police
In today’s society police play a crucial role in the
preservation of the public’s safety and security of
our American Values. Without our police there
would be complete chaos and no order.
A civil force responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of
public order. (Oxford)
Early Forms of Police
Slaves used to keep order in Greece, make
arrests, and handle criminals
When it came to investigations the citizens
carried them out not the slaves.
Army was used for protection and crime
Ofﬁcials often hired citizens for extra protection
Roman Empire Cont’d
First Organization of Police
14 Prison Camps created
Army was always ready for an revolt from
Each prison had 7,000 guards patrolling
Kings would hire a
Constable, to enforce
Some would work for
Fun Fact, COP, stands
Police began to be
Spain was the ﬁrst
country to nominate a
national police force
Policing in France
France was the ﬁrst
country to embrace the
Each city/town had a
Beginning of a New Era
Our police in America
today, is based off of
the police force in
Without inﬂuence from
Britain our police
would be totally
Glasgow, Scotland, ﬁrst urban
Cities began to follow Glasgow
and soon every city in Great Britain
had a police force.
In London the 1st paid police force
was a night watch that protected
the citizens from disorder.
With a night watch set up, many
citizens began to want a 24 hour
The Queen of England then set up
the Metropolitan Police Act.
This Act’s role was to set up the
police and keep the Queens
Theory of the Police
The True Explanation
The department of government concerned primarily
with maintenance of public order, safety, and health and
enforcement of laws and possessing executive, judicial,
and legislative powers. (Merriam-Websters)
Police must maintain the public’s actions under a
set of Laws or Codes.
Each state has their own Laws, within the state
there are county laws and township ordinances.
It’s the Police’s Job to enforce these Laws.
In poor and high-crime neighborhoods, residents may be distrusting of the police and
rates of community participation may be very low. (Community Policing)
Even though community policing promises to beneﬁt everyone, speciﬁc programs
may favor particular community interests. (Community Policing)
These are two examples of the police’s interaction with the community.
Health and the Police
Inside the Police
Township Varied Colors ( E. Norriton)
Button-up Shirt ( Navy Blue Shirt)
Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve
Long Dress Pants, With stripe (Blue Pants
with Black Stripe)
Hat is an option for ofﬁcers ( Varies by
Varies by State/
Ford Crown Victoria
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Pen and Paper
2 sets of Cuffs
Top of Command
Oversight of Ofﬁcers/Township
Update technology and
practices of the police within HTTP://VOIPOLINO.COM/CHIEF_WIGGUM.PNG
Deals with Community
operations of Police
Known as a Hands on
A plain clothes ofﬁcer
Has basic powers
similar to Sergeant
Involved in solving the
commanding a speciﬁc
Must be able to make
quick and smart
Payroll varies widely by
Involved with the
enforcement of laws.
Deals with Public for
majority of job
FORMS OF POLICE
Different from Locals
Paid on a Pay Scale
Most Agents start at
a GS-5 or GS-7
Has jurisdiction in
some places where
locals do not
FEDERAL PAY SCALE
Roads that travel
Future of the Police
Becoming A Police
• Community Efforts
• Police 101
• Basics about Upper
"Tell my wife I love her"
• Cards to Fallen Ofﬁcers
Michelle, and 3 Kids)
Simpson(Wife and 3
• John Pawlowski( Wife
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