Police Roles Descriptive Essay by y6h66

Police Roles
A brief look at descriptions of police roles in the media.
# 112992 | 843 words | 4 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2009 in Communication (Mass Media) , Criminology (General)

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The paper provides real life examples from the media of police as crime-fighters, social servants, order-maintainers and crime-preventers. The paper believes that these media reports are accurate depictions of these police roles. The paper notes that these roles are often under appreciated, but are essential tools to serving the public.

Crime Fighter
Crime Preventer
Social Servant
Order Maintainer

From the Paper:

"Merriam, Kansas police arrested a robbery suspect who was from Wellsville, Kansas. The suspect led authorities on a manhunt that lasted several hours which included shots fired at officers. The suspect and an unidentified woman pulled a gun on a clerk at a Caseys General Store and demanded cash. The Wellsville police and Franklin County sheriff deputies found the suspects and pursued them on Interstates 35 towards Johnson County. The suspects pulled over, the man jumped out of the car and started firing shots at police. The suspect ran off and no one was injured. The woman drove off in the car and deputies placed stop sticks in the road where the woman was arrested. The Johnson County deputies spent the morning tracking down leads and used a Highway Patrol helicopter and house-to-house searches where the male suspect might have been hiding where he was arrested at a motel (Bauer, 2005)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Associated Press (2005). 95 people arrested at OU Halloween party. Retrieved November 19, 2005 from http://www.policeone.com/SWAT-tactical/articles/120426/
  • Associated Press (2005). Police Warn About Scam Artist Dressed As Nurse. Retrieved November 19, 2005 from http://www.nbc30.com/news/5339893/detail.html?rss=har&psp=news
  • Bauer, L. (2005). Kansas police arrest robbery suspect after manhunt. Retrieved November 19, 2005 from http://www.policeone.com/vehicle-pursuit/articles/120829/
  • Butler, D. (2005). NY police test explosives detectors in subway. Retrieved November 19, 2005 from http://www.policeone.com/explosives-eod/articles/120785/

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

Police Roles (2009, March 15) Retrieved July 23, 2017, from http://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/police-roles-112992/

MLA Format

"Police Roles" 15 March 2009. Web. 23 July. 2017. <http://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/police-roles-112992/>