How Do Police Officers Keep Order In Society

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Humans needed police because people are inherently dangerous. For whatever reason police were needed to keep order in society. Originally known as peace officers police usually just helped out in the neighborhood and had the job of keeping the peace within society. In the beginning peace officers would walk around and make sure that people were not involving themselves in domestic disputes. Police officers would also do their best to make sure that people weren’t out in the streets being drunken idiots. In the more rural areas of the colonies the sheriff was the main law enforcement figure. Appointed by the governor, sheriffs’ duties included serving legal documents such as writs, appearing in court, and collecting taxes.

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