Peel’s Principles in Modern Day Law Enforcement

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Peel’s Principles in Modern Day Law Enforcement

In 1829, a man by the name of Sir Robert Peel of London, England created the world’s first police force. Before Peel, Constables served the government but didn’t exercise authority like the police force we know now. After drafting the Metropolitan Police Bill of 1829, Sir Robert Peel approved a force of 895 constables, 88 sergeants, 20 inspectors and 8 superintendents. It changed the dynamics of law enforcement around the world. Peel also believed there are nine basic principles to law enforcement. Of these nine, there are three that I believe are vital to the role of a police force: “The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder”; “Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient: and “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence” (Nazemi, n.a.)

Sir Robert Peel’s 1st principle states, "The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder." In modern law enforcement, the prevention of crime is becoming a major focus for all law enforcement. Government, state and local agencies have established new and improved measures in hopes to prevent crime as opposed to focusing on the enforcement aspect as they did many years ago. I believe that Peel’s first principle is extremely important because it has lead to the prevention…...

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