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Unformatted text preview: Law enforcement officers are responsible for safety and security of citizens and society regardless of their jurisdictional assignments. Regardless of their jurisdictions or specializations all officiers are required to document their law enforcement efforts and activities, maintain their documentation and records, and testify in court when called upon to protect citizens and society. All agencies regardless of the authority have officers who participate in interagency task forces focusing on specific crimes. Local law enforcement agencies employ a variety of officers who are task with conflicting responsibilities and duties. Local uniformed officers and investigators pursue and apprehend suspects, issue tickets and warnings, document and manage records of incidents that they have been professionally involved in. Patrol officers maintain their beats and assess any suspicious activities that they observe, and answer calls for assistance. They may also investigate burglaries and property crimes within their patrol areas. Uniformed officers may provide emergency first aid at accidents and crime scenes and may direct traffic in such instances to protect the victims, innocent...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course JUSTICE cj220 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '10 term at University of the Free State.
- Spring '10