Role of Sir Robert Peel in Starting Community Policing Essay

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Sir Robert Peel

Policing has been a part of America for many decades. In fact, policing was known to exist prior to 1066, the year of the Normandy Invasion of Britain. Throughout the years policing has been a complicated and ongoing progress. The people of England did not have a stabilized policing standard and were often responsible for protecting and serving themselves. As early as the 1600s the Colonial America introduced the English styles of policing; citizens were responsible for monitoring community members’ behavior. Early constables and sheriffs were with the increased rate of crime and developed a ‘sort’ in community policing known as “watch and ward.” Later throughout history in the early 1700s policing became an
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Peel also believed that police had to develop a sense of force among the people to gain respect, control, and cooperation of the community. Sir Robert Peel established that (4)“the degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force, (5) that police seek and preserve public favor not by catering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law, and (6) that 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.” Although these principles were intended to build trust within community policing, positions and power of police have often been over abused throughout the public creating a sense of rebellion. Excessive police brutality or force always has served as a concern to society and the history of American policing. Excessive force has often led the public to mistrust the police deterring any relationships previously established within the community. This purpose iterates the importance of the police gaining the cooperation and respects of the public; if the police lose this trust because of simple acts of excessive or unnecessary force, the public is liable to lose respect toward the police creating anarchy against the laws. However, in some instances excessive force,