Traditionally the police function has
entailed the responsibilities of the prevention of crime, the protection
of life and property, and the keeping of the public peace. These are
still the vital parts of the police role and include satellite duties
such as proper reporting, investigation of offenses, and court
testimony. However, the police function within the community has
evolved into one involving great sociological impact. Law Enforcement
is called upon to make more decisions daily which more seriously affect
people's lives than any other governmental entity. Therefore, the
functions of enforcement, prevention, protection and peacekeeping must
be conducted in conjunction with responsiveness to, and a compassion for, the needs and rights of the community and the individual.
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