The Importance Of Law Enforcement

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Andrew Mech Mrs. Loving English III Honors April 18, 2014 When people see blue and red flashing lights they automatically think “trouble”. People do not respect the law enforcement. If people obey the law they will not have any worries, because there will be no need for punishment. Law enforcement has more aspects rather than giving citations, or taking someones freedom. Law enforcement is a necessity in our society because without it, the world would be devastated. Law enforcement enforces laws and maintains safety for the public. Law enforcement is the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime and apprehension and detention of individuals of law violation (Bureau). It plays a tremendous role in our society. It enforces laws, maintains safety for the public. It holds numerous aspects behind the the name “law enforcement”. Without law enforcement present in our society it would be chaotic. The world would be in outrage. Law enforcement prevents this from occurring by controlling the acts of people. Becoming involved in law enforcement requires a person to begin from the bottom of the totem pole and progress their way upwards. Each person is required to begin as a patrol officer. A candidate must be a United States citizen, must be at least 21 years of age, must past a physical fitness and written examination, and must have a high school diploma (How). Instead of the age requirement being 18 years; the requirement is 21 years, because the officer must be legal to handle alcohol. These qualifications are usually the minimum requirements. The process to be hired normally includes a physical and written exam, an interview, a background check, a credit check, and a drug test (How). Police work can be physically d... ... middle of paper ... ...d is called in for duty for specialized missions. These types of jobs such as a police officer, resource officer, and S.W.A.T all enforce laws and protect our society. The violent crime category includes murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault (Uniform). Law enforcement agencies throughout the nation reported a decrease of 5.4% in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention in 2013 (Uniform). People look at these type of people in a bad manner, because when people see them they think “trouble”. Laws are enforced to protect everyone and to regulate. These jobs are responsible for that. If a person disobeys the laws then for example, police officers, resource officers, S.W.A.T are going to give consequences to those who violate the law. They are on duty and putting their lives on the line for the safety and protection of our society.
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