Principles of Policing Sir Robert Peel 1-2 pages

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Principles of Policing NameClassDateProfessorPrinciples of Policing Sir Robert Peel was considered the founder of modern policing and developed a system of policing based on nine principles that would outline the role the police officer would play in society and the responsibility the police officer has to the community. Based on these principle police officers would be responsible for preventing crime and disorder, gain public approval and cooperation of community members, provide impartial service, physical force only applied as last measure, assist community members, obey the law, and actively prevent crime from occurring. Two important principles of Sir Robert Peel are first "No quality is more indispensable to a policeman than a perfect command of temper; a quiet, determined manner has more effect than violent action" and secondly "The securing and training of proper persons is at the root of efficiency" (Nazemi, 2009). The first principle discusses the need for the police officer to display qualities of an even temperament, fairness, and good decision making. In order for the police officer to make good decisions they must be able to keep a cool head in dangerous situations and when dealing with unruly citizens must be able to respond calmly and effectively. Command of temper is important to the demeanor of the typical police officer because it is essential that they be able to take control of a criminal situation and not escal

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