(CJ415) Week 4 Order Maintenance Responsibilities

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(CJ415) Week 4 Order Maintenance Responsibilities
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In the United States, the police are responsible for the maintenance of order and provision of other service functions; aside from those specialized duties, it is the “duty of the police to carry out an investigation in a suspected crime, and refer the results of these investigations to a court that will make a ruling on the suspects” (Cole & Smith, 2005 pg 67). Law enforcement personnel, such as police officers’ are sworn to protect and serve and as a result of such, it is also an inherent responsible to aid in the overall deterrence of criminal activities. The order maintenance responsibility of the police department ensures that peace is kept and any behaviors that might disturb other people and/or communities are eliminated. Police officials within the United States are typically called upon to handle such situations with discretion, opposed to viewing them as strict law violations. In his article, Ramsey Clarke says that the police “provide services like first aid, guiding in tourism information and also taking part in educational seminars that will make the community a better place”. Citizens are free to call the police at any time, even when they need to sort out a matter
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