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intro to law

TermDefinition
chain of command an official hierarchy of authority that dictates who is in charge of whom and of whom permission must be asked.
civilian review an entity external to the police department's internal affairs, and consists of citizens from outside the department, appointed by the mayor or other senior government officials.
citizen patrol appointed by the chief of police, or by deputy sheriff, who has met the specific application, background and training requirements for patrolling her neighborhood or city subdivision to observe and report suspicious persons and criminal activity.
community policing the system of allocating police officers to particular areas so that they become familiar with the local inhabitants.
compsat is a combination of management, philosophy, and organizational management tools for police departments.
corruption dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
crime prevention the attempt to reduce and deter crime and criminals.
detective a person, especially a police officer, whose occupation is to investigate and solve crimes.
first responder someone designated or trained to respond to an emergency.
field training officer an experienced or senior member of an organization who is responsible for the training and evaluation of a junior or probationary level member.
internal affairs a division of a law enforcement agency that investigates incidents and possible suspicions of law-breaking and professional misconduct attributed to officers on the force
neighborhood watch a program of systematic local vigilance by residents of a neighborhood to discourage crime, especially burglary.
patronage the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another.
power shifts to cause a state or situation in which one country or group (such as a political party) has more power than a competing one
private police law enforcement bodies that are owned and/or controlled by non-governmental entities.
property marking one of the most simple and effective ways of protecting your possessions.
racial profiling the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense.
safe havens a place of refuge or security.
sting operation a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime.
use of force amount of effort required by police to compel compliance by an unwilling subject
vigilantes a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.
zero tolerance refusal to accept antisocial behavior, typically by strict and uncompromising application of the law.
Created by: lexsea nix