Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Identify the influence of early societal development on the emergence of policing
  • Evaluate the influence of the English system of policing on the American system
  • Explain the developments in policing during the four main eras
  • Distinguish among municipal, county, state, and federal police
  • Identify four types of special jurisdiction police agencies
  • Describe five different federal police agencies
  • Explain how police departments are structured