This essay focuses on eras of policing. Explain in detail the three eras of policing. Further what role did the following play in law enforcement during the Colonial era;
Firstly, Explain in detail the three eras of policing.
Further, what role did the following play in law enforcement during the Colonial era;
Sheriffs, Constable, Watchmen, and Slave Patrols?
In addition, APA Citation Format & double Space 3-5 pages
Due to the development of industrial cities in the United States from the mid 1800’s till the 1920’s policing was establish in the United States.
This era of policing is refer to as the “Political Era of policing.
During this era, police represent the local politicians in the neighborhoods that they patrol.
There was no civil service system, so the police were hire, fire and manage at the discretion of the local politicians.
Politicians ran precincts as small departments.
This meant that the mission of the police was also the same mission of their local politicians.
During this era, the police in the United States had to keep the politicians
please which led the police to handle community crime problems that favor the local politicians.
Officers were select for their political service and the police officer owe his allegiance to the ward boss
and police captain who chose him.
New officers were sent on patrol with no training and few instructions beyond rulebook.
A police officer was consider a decent job but had extremely poor job security due to political turnover.