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Sir Robert Peel Essay

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Sir Robert Peel’s Nine Principles of Policing and Modern Day Policing Katherine R. Burger University of Phoenix Survey of Justice and Security/CJA500 John V. Baiamonte, Jr. Ph.D February 2, 2009 Abstract Sir Robert Peel was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and has the honor of being referred to as the “father of modern policing” and the name sake of the London “Bobbies.”(Sir Robert Peel 2006) Sir Robert Peel passed away in 1855 and his nine principles of policing still govern modern day policing. Policing has changed and evolved over the years past and Sir Robert Peel’s nineprinciples still play an important role in modern day policing. The nine principles are an ethical guide for ...view middle of the document...

There is no way to receive a 100% approval rating when the police carry guns and are authorized to use force. The police need the public input, they need to establish lines of communications, they need to evaluate the input and apply changes when improvements to performance and public safety procedures are in order. By establishing these lines of communications and enlisting the public’s opinion will result in a degree of public cooperation. Principle numbers two, three, four, five and sevendeal with the police, public opinion, public cooperation, and respect. Community oriented policing includes identifying and prioritizingproblems – the police accomplish this with input form the community. The police analyze the who, what, when, where and the how of the crime for both the victim and the criminal. When the problem has been analyzed the police will form a response that have one of the following results; eliminate the problem, reduce the damage caused by the problem, or help the community. (COPS) Every community policing program needs to be assessed for effectiveness and changes in the criminal behavior. When programs are successful the crime may change/shift to include another stakeholder. Examples of community oriented policing programs that fit these principles are D.A.R.E. – this is a program that informs the community regarding controlled substances. Your neighborhood watch is a type of community oriented policing geared toward crime prevention. Both of these programs are proactive and not reactive. (COPS) The relationship between the community and the police is the essence of every proactive community policing program. Principle number six address an officer’s self-discipline,...

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