The Career Of A Police Officer

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According to Earl Warren, " The police must obey the law while enforcing the law." Which means that the police have a strict policy they need to follow to not get in trouble themselves. The career of a police officer is dangerously attractive, because of the adrenaline rush you get when you are faced with danger. Also the unknown challenges you can face that change from day to day. The research will describe the career of a police officer, what is required to become a successful police officer and the impact that police officers have on society. The development of policing of today in the United States almost did the same for the development of policing as they did in England. In the early colonies, policing took two forms. It was both informal and communal, which was referred to as the "Watch". Then the private-for-profit policing which was called "The Big Stick". The Watch system was composed of community volunteers Whose primary duty was to warn of impending danger. Boston created a night watch in 1636, New York in 1658 and Philadelphia in 1700. The night watch was not a particularly effective crime control device. Watchmen often slept or drank on duty. While the Watch was theoretically voluntary, many "volunteers" were simply attempting to evade military service. They were conscript forced into service by their town or were performing watch duties as a form of punishment. Which means that the Watch system that was created at that time was not very effective. Three
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