1. Explain the role of the police in society.
Police officers enforce government laws, maintain peace and serve to protect members of its community.
2. Compare and contrast rural and urban police officers.
All police officers serve to protect their communities. While the volume of crimes may differ, they both encounter similar types of crimes, including burglary, rape and murder. Urban police officers face a higher number of crimes on a daily basis. Because of their busy schedules, they might not spend time to talk things through or give someone a break. Rural police officers, on the other hand, tend to focus on building relationships with members of a community. They spend time getting to know people and use those relationships to help them settle disputes.
3. Sheriff Giles, though easy going in some aspects, becomes very upset when he encounters child neglect. If you were a police officer, would there be any crimes for which you would have no tolerance? Explain.
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