The development of policing in America was greatly influenced by the developments of the London Metropolitan Police under the leadership of Robert Peel. During his tenure with the department, Robert Peel developed what he termed The Principles of Policing. Many of the original principles of policing that he developed are still important in contemporary policing. The following are two of these principles (A History of the Nine Principles of Policing, n.d.):
For this assignment, you are to take the above 2 principles of policing and respond to the following questions:
You are a captain in a police department. The chief calls you into a meeting with the 6 other captains in the police department and explains to you that he is starting a new community policing unit in the police department. He explains that he will be selecting one of his six captains to be in charge of this new division and it will be a promotion and a raise of $20,000.00 per year if selected. The police chief will select the new captain over the community unit based on a report they each submit to the chief. The report must answer all of the following questions:
· What is the purpose of your community policing unit?
· What will be the specific responsibilities of your unit? Explain.
· What type of officers would you want working in your unit? Explain.
· Where would you assign your officers to work? Why?
· How would you gauge the success of your unit? Explain.
Your assignment is to prepare this report for the police chief. Make sure to answer all questions asked and provide sufficient support for each of your response