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Unformatted text preview: as plumbers and carpenters to be able to carry guns around in police attire. Another reason the officers had a close tie with local people is because of the lack of technology. During the 19 th century, there werent any patrol cars, car radios, and surveillance cameras, etc. In order for the police department to keep close surveillance on their specific area, they relied heavily on local assistance whenever any trouble and/or concern arose. U. S. officers depended on local people to help patrol the streets and in order for this to happen, they also had to obey the citizens orders. Their main objective was to keep them happy which led to extreme and punitive measures....
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