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Politics and policing

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Politics and policing Even though politics doesn't have a direct impact on the routine, daily decisions of police officers on  patrol, the political culture of a community determines the style of law enforcement and the nature of  departmental policy. Form of government (commissioner, mayor/council, city manager) makes a  difference in the extent to which politics shape policing. Politics permeates police departments in  cities that employ a mayor/council type of government. By contrast, a professional city manager  makes political intervention into policing less likely. Politics of prosecution Political considerations influence prosecutors in a direct way. Prosecutors are elected in most states  and are heavily involved in local politics. At the federal level, U.S. attorneys are political appointees  and tend to mesh their career ambitions to the needs of their political party. Both state and federal 
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  • Fall '09
  • staff
  • city manager, direct way. Prosecutors, departmental policy. Form, higher political office., tremendous political pressure., Questionable political influences

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