The Chinese Paramilitary Police Force has approximately 1.5 million officers and serves as a back up to the military in times of war. It is also responsible for counterterrorism, putting down protests, border protection, firefighting, and providing guard detail for key government buildings. Even though the Paramilitary Police Force remains separate from the army, their… Continue reading Chinese Paramilitary Police Force Training
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The Future of Modern Policing
The increase in technology, in recent decades, has helped to change the nature of crimes in the modern world. Traditional crimes such as burglary, street violence and theft have decreased, and others, such as cyber-crime and fraud, have become more frequent. The police have had to adapt to the way they investigate these cases, using… Continue reading The Future of Modern Policing
Canadian Mounties – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The purchase of the North-West Territories by the Dominion of Canada resulted in the need for a patrol along the border. A mounted force of between 100 and 150 men was recommended to keep the peace. These were first called The North West Mounted Rifles and then renamed The North West Mounted Police in 1873… Continue reading Canadian Mounties – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Cop-isms: Misadventures in Report Writing
You might not be surprised to learn that I have a strong love-hate relationship with report writing. I dislike the task itself, and I don’t recall the recruiting videos ever discussing that a huge chunk of my police career would be spent with a keyboard. I don’t know anyone who went to the police academy… Continue reading Cop-isms: Misadventures in Report Writing
Are they Enemies, Civilians, or Neighbors???
I recently read an article in the New Yorker about a former CIA employee who’s currently driving a patrol car around his hometown of Savannah, Georgia. While I don’t agree with everything the article puts forth or attributes to the officer, this officer and NYer author do offer an important point that I try to… Continue reading Are they Enemies, Civilians, or Neighbors???
Sir Robert Peel – The Nine Peelian Principles
The Peelian Principles were outlined by Sir Robert Peel, after the inception of London’s Metropolitan Police Force, in 1829. They demonstrate the purpose and mission of the force, as well as remind officers for their reason for employment and who they serve. These instructions have been passed on to each new entry into the force,… Continue reading Sir Robert Peel – The Nine Peelian Principles
Sir Robert Peel – The Father of Modern British Policing
Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, was a member of The Conservative Party who served two terms as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1834-1835 and 1841-46. He also served twice as Home Secretary, in 1822-27 and 1828-30. During his first term as Home Secretary, Peel reformed and liberalised criminal law. His most notable contribution… Continue reading Sir Robert Peel – The Father of Modern British Policing
Are You Investing in People or Building Sandcastles?
There are a lot of tough realities about the police profession that everyone keeps forgetting to add to the recruiting videos. One that’s recently come to mind is the fact that most of our personal contributions, sacrifice, and toil have the permanence of dry sand castles just before a rising tide. Every time a cop… Continue reading Are You Investing in People or Building Sandcastles?
The History of the FBI – Growth and Expansion
For the first 15 years after its inception, The Bureau was a shadow of the organisation it has grown to be. Investigators received very little training, and often displayed a lack of discipline. Political corruption also dictated who was hired, promoted or transferred. Despite these setbacks, it continued to grow and received jobs which were… Continue reading The History of the FBI – Growth and Expansion
The History of the FBI – The United States needs an Investigative Force
At the start of the 20th century, The United States of America had grown significantly. The country’s wealth was extensive, as a result of industrialisation, and it was now considered to be a world power. Within its boundaries, however, the expansion had led to an increase in crime and an inability to control it. Most… Continue reading The History of the FBI – The United States needs an Investigative Force