DSST Intro to Law Enforcement

Investigate analyze and neutralize any terrorist

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investigate, analyze, and neutralize any terrorist threats, and a.iv.4. provide assistance to other agencies a.iv.4.a. help with forensic, information identification, training a.iv.5. investigate, gather evidence, in programs such as white-collar crime and organized crime a.iv.6. less complicated than city, county and state, because they do not deal with the public order or handle 911 calls a.v. Largest City police Departments – these cities deal with 23% of all violent crime a.v.1. New York a.v.2. Los Angeles a.v.3. Detroit a.v.4. Chicago a.v.5. Houston a.v.6. Philadelphia 70. Coroner – “Medical Officer” – considered local law enforcement because they determine the death of victims and perpetrators in criminal cases and the investigative nature of their job 71. Special District Police Agencies – generic term coined to describe particular agencies that serve specific government agencies (Ex: Los Angeles School District has their own police force) a. College Campus Police also Special District police force, many have been certified as law enforcement agencies with general arrest power 72. Peacekeeping and Maintaining Order – just as important if not more important than crime fighting a. “social” disturbances, drunkenness, group of teenagers in from of house, individuals call the police to maintain a social boundary, to defuse a nasty situation b. 80% of situations require no formal action, police exercise discretion to handle the situation 73. Drug Education in schools – DARE – Drug Abuse Resistance Program – is proving successful 74. Traffic Enforcement – most dangerous because dangerous criminals may be stopped and due to the negative reaction of the person being stopped 75. Domestic Disturbances – officers can’t do anything about other than defuse the situation a. Domestic Violence – a serious crime has been committed to officers can exercise arrest powers, research however, indicates officers are reluctant to do that a.i. Options include: arrest, mediation, dispersal of the parties, refer to social services, or no action
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a.ii. Some states have implemented mandatory arrest for felony assault in a domestic violence situation, in attempt to take the pressure off the women to ask for an arrest and/or eliminate fear of reprisal 76. Victimless Crimes – prostitution, gambling, and drug offenses a. Difficult to track down, no complaints issued b. Police resort to undercover work 77. Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) stores, a. The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) b. The Fingerprinting Program c. Other information to assist law enforcement in solving and preventing crime 78. Homelessness – has risen in the last two decades, police have shifted to dealing with the underlying issues (mental health or financial services) to get them off the street 79. Juvenile Crime – two philosophies a. Rigid law enforcement approach b. Crime preventative approach – concentrates on the advising and counseling juveniles; alternative to arrest c. When a juvenile is taken into custody for a status offense, the officer is acting
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