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History of Law Enforcement

Teacher: Jon Wilcox
A member of the English Parliament in 1829 who led the mandating of a publicly funded police force throughout England via the London Metropolitan Police Act. He advocated the 12 principles of policing.
A London magistrate who, in 1748, formed a group of law enforcement agents to apprehend criminals and recover stolen property from the entertainment district. They were called the “Bow Street Runners.”
Wanted to take law enforcement out of politics, introduce modern technology to make law enforcement more efficient, and establish police administrative boards
1970’s to the present: the period when it was advocated for law enforcement to move away from the crime-fighting focus of law enforcement towards a greater emphasis on maintaining order
In the Frankpledge System, every male over twelve years of age was required to form a group of ten families called
In 1326, the shire reeve was replaced with this office
A system that used political power to hire supporters and fire those considered disloyal
The top law enforcement official, who was the forerunner of the American sheriff
Entrusted to serve and protect the public
1840’s to 1920’s: the period when police agencies were first established to provide a unified law enforcement force in the major American cities
Local level individuals who assisted the shire reeve and organized posses to chase and apprehend criminals
In 1829, English Parliament mandated a publicly funded police force throughout England. They became known as the “bobbies.”
In England, this system provided citizens with protection from crime.
A form of community policing instituted by King William in 1066
The most visible representatives of the criminal justice system
Another name for the “bobbies” because of Sir Robert Peel’s influence in creating the force
The Greek word that “police” is derived from
1920’s to 1970’s: the period when there was a call for the establishment of measures to assist law enforcement agencies to improve their effectiveness
Ten “tithings” were grouped together to form a hundred, and these consolidated groups were called shires
Was known as the most famous police reformer in the early part of the twentieth century
Established the first recorded police organization in Egypt around 1340 B.C.
advocated for law enforcement agencies to employ technological advances, such as motorized patrols, effective radio communications, and rapid response, to aid effective crime fighting.