Video and Multimedia
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Video 1: History and Structure of American Law Enforcement
Description: This video clip contains a lecture about the history and structure of law enforcement in America.
Video 2: This is What Community Oriented Policing Looks Like
Description: This video clip highlights a homeless outreach team in the Houston Police Department, who are trying something new when addressing complaints associated with people living on the streets.
Video 3: Community Oriented Policing - Clark County Sheriff's Office, WA
Description: Clark County Sheriff’s Office adheres to the philosophy of community-oriented policing and value-community partners and collective problem-solving. As the oldest Sheriff’s Office in the State of Washington, they have enjoyed a high degree of success and take a proactive stance when faced with challenges.
Audio 1: Shifts In Police Tactics To Handle Crowds
Description: In this audio clip, the Occupy Wall Street protests around the country are discussed with reference to the role of the police. Norm Stamper, Seattle’s former police chief, Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Brooklyn College sociologist Alex Vitale talk about the evolution of crowd-control tactics.
Web Link 1: Important Dates in Law Enforcement History
Description: This article shows some milestones in the history of law enforcement from the viewpoint of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Web Link 2: How the U.S. Got Its Police Force
Description: This article includes a brief summary of the early times of law enforcement in America.