Analysis of Police Functions

Police Department Roles and Functions

      Today, we are going to explain the functions and principal roles of police organizations along with discussing their role as it applies to the law. We will then delve a little into the various types of police agencies at the federal, local, and state levels, what some of the roles and functions of each of them are.

      The primary role of the police is to enforce the law and uphold the law impartially, to preserve and promote public order, protect property, life, human rights, and the dignity of the citizens of the public. To control and prevent terrorist activities, protect internal security, control and prevent breaches of communal harmony, monitor militant activities and other situations which affect Internal Security. To lower the opportunities of commission of crimes through preventative and other measures, protect public roads, bridges, establishments, properties, railways, and vital installations against acts of violence, attacks, or vandalism, as well as cooperating with and aiding other agencies in fulfilling measures for the prevention of any crime. ("Policing In America", 2015). 

      The Victims contact with police commonly happens first when they make a complaint or call for help. Calls for help or service, or complaints commonly end in the making of an incident report. Police usually will interview witnesses and victims in order to identify what evidence there is and if it is enough to bring a charge. This makes policemen some of the most visible and active government representatives. In their hour of need, crisis and difficulty, their danger, or the time where a citizen does not know what to do or who to approach, the police station and the police are usually the most approachable and appropriate places and people for them.

      With their duties, functions and roles in society, Police are anticipated and required to be the highly interactive, dynamic and accessible. Generally speaking the...