CJA/394 Policing Functions Paper - 75065

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Write a 600 -1,000 word paper in which you examine the various perspectives of the policing function from the local, state, and federal organizational levels. Be sure to identify and address possible future changes in laws and the overall impact these changes will have on the field of policing.

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The United States have a more deferent approach to policing than in other countries. In 1999, the U.S. had almost twenty-thousand police agencies located throughout the nation, in comparison to Canada's reported 461 agencies, and England's less than 50 agencies (Holian, 2007). The policing agencies across the U.S. are a large network that have overlapping authorities and jurisdictions made-up of local, state and federal levels. These levels are comprised of municipalities, cities, counties, states, and federal departments. These levels provide a number of services and organizations among a diverse society by enforcing laws, arresting offenders, providing criminal prevention education, answering emergency calls for help, and maintaining law and order. Each of these levels of policing have goals stipulated by the government, along with departmental goals that they strive to obtain while providing service for the public. 

The different levels of policing

The basic roles of local policing agencies is patrolling the communities that they serve, supplying the public with emergency services, enforcing t