Twelve Standards Of Policing

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Robert Peel proposed twelve standards of policing. He took an aggressive military approach to policing that is still in effect today. All of the twelve principles policing are still in effect today and are working in police departments daily. Each of these principles is essential to the everyday life of a police officer and the community which they defend.

1) The police must be stable, efficient, and organized along military lines (Bohm & Haley, 2012). Officers must be professional in everything that they do. The police department must be able to withstand departmental changes. The military is always uniform, clean, knowledgeable, trained and always prepared for the next mission and most police departments follow a military chain of command

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