A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE POLICE

Early Policing in England

Early Policing in the United States

The Introduction of Police Professionalism

The End of the 20th Century to Today: Crime Control, Communities, and Homeland Security

LEVELS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

Federal Level

The Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Secret Service

State Level

Local Level Sheriff’s Offices

Requirements to Become a Police Officer

STRATEGIES IN POLICING

Wilson’s Three Styles of Policing

Community Policing

Problem-Oriented Policing

Zero-Tolerance Policing and Broken-Windows Perspective

SUMMARY