Police Officers

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A police officer's duty is to maintain public order, preventing, and detecting crime. The concept of police officers, also known as cops, and law enforcement has been around ever since the ancient Romans had a theory that an organization of "peacekeepers" would reduce the crime and violence being committed. This theory stuck with society and is still around today. People of law enforcement have a mission when they step into their police car, that mission is to enforce the rules of conduct or law. Of course, accomplishing this mission can be dangerous. Often when a cop leaves his or her house to go to work worries start to set it, such as "will I be coming back home when my day is over" or "will a simple traffic stop go sour and…show more content…
Having a job as a police officer not only has a reasonable pay with good benefits but it also seems like an exciting job full of surprises. I think this is the reason why so many people are looking into having a career in law enforcement. Unlike any other job, police officers have to have camaraderie with the other officers in order to have their goals met. Unlike any other job, if this camaraderie is broken someone could get hurt. Can you imagine life without police officers? I picture complete chaos around the world and probably no one would survive it. I'm glad that we have police officers and other officers of law enforcement around to protect the people and make life a little bit safer. Interview with New Castle County Police Officer Ted Wheatley Krystina: "When did you first start thinking about pursuing a career as a police officer?" Officer Ted: "Well my father was a police officer so I always looked up to him and wanted to be like him so I was probably around the age of 6 when I knew I wanted to be a police officer." Krystina: "What college did you attend and what degree did you earn for criminal justice?" Officer Ted: I went to Wilmington College for four years and received a Bachelor's degree in their criminal justice program. Krystina: "When you first applied for the New Castle County Police what type of information did they need to do a background

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