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, n.d.). This police force replaced the previous peacekeepers amongst the community whowere volunteers.Sir Robert Peel’s nine principles are considered by many in the criminal justice profession. These principles were used as the foundation upon which policing in America soon adopted and is based on (Abstracts Database - National Criminal Justice Reference Service, n.d.). During this time he also developed the use of rank and uniforms. His rank structure is similar to the ranks used in the military, creating a paramilitary structure. He also developed the standard and beginning of foot patrols, as well as progression into patrol cars, all of which will formulate into his principles (Sir Robert Peel’s Nine Principles, n.d.).His first principle states that the basic mission of policing is to prevent crime and disorderly conduct and prevent the usage of military force and severe punishments due to crimes
committed. Having such a principle is taught today to many younger children at school age to help prevent and deter crime in its earliest stages. This rolls into principle number two which is giving police officers the power and ability to perform their duties in such a manner. Principle three states that police officers must be able to get the public and surrounding community to cooperate with police and avoid unrest from the civilians, while maintaining the mutual respect between each other. This follows of course with principle number four which states that with more cooperation and respect from the surrounding community, then the amount of physical force should diminish. Principle five states that with the relationship police have with the public, they should seek the approval and likeness of the public without catering to wishes, and wants. This helps create a healthy relationship between police and the community. Principle six goes into the use of force. The use of force should be limited, specifically only when there is no cooperation or there is a danger to the police officer or another civilian. Principle seven is in place to help encourage and promote healthy relationships within the community and help improve the wealthfare in the area. This principle goes into the concept of community policing. Principle eight, police officers should be impartial. Principle nine, in keeping with the other eightprinciples the absence of crime and disorder within the community should be a testament of police due diligence to all other principles(Sir Robert Peel’s Nine Principles, n.d.). All of Peel’s principles are used today as the standards of modern day policing. Community policing is a big part of Peel’s principles. Community policing especially in the present time is a vital key in helping the community stay strong and avoid or improve poor welfare within the area. The principles of the prevention or little use of physical force has been adopted but to say the least has been on the rise of controversy. These principles are taught to each and every police officer and must be adopted in order to maintain good order within all law
enforcement agencies. By following these principles it can ensure that America as a whole is