Local State Federal Police

1141 WordsApr 7, 20135 Pages
Local, State, Federal Police Angela Brandon CJA/484 March 25, 2013 Frank Owens Local, State, Federal Police The United States uses police officers on three different levels to deal with citizens that violate the laws. The local, state, and federal agencies operate on different levels. Maintaining order and service functions, purpose of policing is to do investigation of suspected criminal activity and refer criminals to the American court. Police is needed to help maintain peace and order within the United States. Many critics feel that the policing is unorganized and nonfunctional. The police are able to do their job and help other agencies control the public. The local, state, and federal are able to aid each one if…show more content…
Each of the 50 states within the United States handles or retain their own police and domestic decision making. Jurisdiction On the local level, for the police are restricted to their jurisdictions. The county and city police do not have full legal jurisdiction. They may have to call on another county to help catch a suspect. There are laws that authorizes a police officer to go beyond the geographical boundary. They can also be called on to assist officers of another jurisdiction if they are needed. On the state level, they perform functions outside the jurisdiction of the sheriff. They help to coordinate multi-jurisdiction task force activity in serious or complicated situations, but only in states that grant full power statewide. On the federal level, for the federal agency has power and jurisdiction over a stat as a whole. They rarely have limited jurisdiction. This could involve other countries that do or do not have ties with the United States. It can be hard to catch a suspect overseas. The federal agency that is looking for the suspect can communicate with the country in order to capture the suspect. The country may be willing to give the suspect up if they give some type of aid that can help their country out. Organizations/Management On the local and state levels of policing, for they are similar in organization and management. The federal level of
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