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Policing. State, County, Local. The Texas Rangers. First attempt at a state-level police group in 1835 Apprehending Mexican cattle rustlers main concern. Vice control. Most states had state policing by 20 th century. Need for more effective policing with more car crimes.

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State, County, Local

the texas rangers
The Texas Rangers
  • First attempt at a state-level police group in 1835
    • Apprehending Mexican cattle rustlers main concern.
    • Vice control
most states had state policing by 20 th century
Most states had state policing by 20th century.
  • Need for more effective policing with more car crimes.
  • More need to oversee local investigations.
methods centralized model
Methods: Centralized Model
  • Assist local law enforcement departments in criminal investigations.
  • Operate identification bureaus.
  • Maintain centralized criminal records.
  • Patrol state highways.
  • Provide training for municipal and county officers.
methods decentralized model
Methods: Decentralized Model
  • The highway patrol is its own division with a colonel in charge. Anything pertaining to traffic: law enforcement, traffic collision investigation, direciton, control, enforcement against DUI, etc.
  • Provide law enforcement with investigative and lab assistance. v
about the nebraska state patrol
About The Nebraska State Patrol
  • Nebraska State Troopers are sworn state deputy sheriffs and are authorized to perform police services in all of Nebraska's 93 counties.  State Patrol Headquarters are located in Lincoln, the capital city.
trivia about the nsp
Trivia about the NSP
  • Founded in 1937.
  • Pro Bono Publico is the motto of the Patrol and is Latin meaning "for the good of the public."
  • include working with communities to improve public safety, enforcing traffic laws and drug laws, investigating crimes, and enforcing the laws and regulations pertaining to motor carriers.
county law enforcement
County Law Enforcement
  • Sheriff: The only elected chief officer in Nebraska.
lancaster county sheriff
Lancaster County Sheriff
  • As Lancaster County Sheriff he is the administrator of the 6th largest law enforcement agency in Nebraska, consisting of 70 sworn deputies, 25 civilian personnel, and a $6.2 million dollar budget.
terry wagner
Terry Wagner
  • Graduate of the 183rd Session of the F.B.I. National Academy
  • Board of Directors, Lincoln-Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center
  • Board of Directors, Nebraska Safety Council
  • Police Standards Advisory Council, (governing body of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center)
  • Recipient of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health 1997 Award for the promotion of "Teens on the Road"; Safe Travel on Gravel program
  • Named Lincoln High School Distinguished Alumnus
sheriff duties
Sheriff Duties
  • Patrol Division and respond to emergency and routine calls for service
  • self-initiated prevention and detection of law violations, investigate criminal activity and traffic accidents, and perform coroner's duties.
  • Specialized Duties:
    • major crime investigation
    • service of civil process
    • drug offense investigation
    • D.A.R.E.
    • crime prevention and education, training
    • court security
    • extradition of prisoners from other states.
other county duties
Other County Duties
  • Serve as coroners
  • Road safety conditions
  • Maintain the county jails
lincoln police department
Lincoln Police Department
  • preserving life, and enhancing the quality of life.
  • an environment that encourages problem solving, by both ourselves and the community.
  • being responsible for our actions and taking ownership for our work.
  • our community, our profession, and to each other.
  • educating ourselves and our community about the causes, resolution, and prevention of crime and disorder.
  • human dignity and the worth of all individuals.
lpd chief tom casady
LPD Chief Tom Casady
  • Tom Casady has served Lincoln as Chief of Police since January, 1994. Chief Casady began his law enforcement career as a Lincoln police officer in 1974. He also served the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office for seven years, completing a term as the Lancaster County Sheriff prior to his appointment as Chief of Police. He received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Chief Casady is active in many organizations, and is especially involved in the issues of domestic violence, child abuse, and alcohol abuse.
to be a lpd cop
To Be a LPD Cop:
  • Minimum Requirements
    • United States Citizen.
    • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency.
    • Minimum age of 21.
    • No Felony Convictions.
    • Valid Drivers License.
    • No Domestic Violence Convictions.
to be an lpd cop
To Be an LPD Cop
  • Candidates must display adequate binocular vision, depth perception and color vision.
  • They will also be required to have and maintain good health and physical condition.
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To Be an LPD Cop
  • The test consists of five events; 120 yard shuttle run, vertical jump, maximum push-ups, one minute sit-ups, and 1.5 mile run/walk. Applicants must accumulate a minimum passing score of 30 points.
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To Be an LPD Cop
  • Candidates are scheduled to complete two written examinations. The first examination will test reading and writing skills. It contains sections on reading comprehension, spelling, verb usage, pronoun usage, recognizing sentences, subject-verb agreement, adjectives and adverb usage. The second examination is an item forced-choices, test.
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To Be an LPD Cop
  • Candidates in the top three stanines who successfully complete the physical ability test will be scheduled for three assessment interviews.
  • Additional testing may consist of an adult education test, drug screening, medical examination, psychological evaluation, and polygraph examination.
  • Questions for the polygraph will be based on your personal history statement and supplemental questionnaire.
community policing model
Community Policing Model
  • Community policing stresses prevention, early identification, and timely intervention to deal with issues before they become unwieldy problems.
community policing model22
Community Policing Model
  • dealing with crime consumes only 10-20% of the police workload.

Officers are encouraged to spend considerable time and effort in developing and maintaining personal relationships with citizens, businesses, schools, and community organizations.

other patrol methods by police
Other Patrol Methods by Police
  • Basic Car Method: Police officer goes where they think they are most needed. Not much oversight. Primary purpose to reply to incidents.
  • Directed Patrol: Patrol officers use scientific analysis and evaluation to be more effective. Respond to problems and concerns.
the kansas city experiment
The Kansas City Experiment
  • 1974: Divided south KC into 3 areas for patrol
    • Regular “beats.”
    • Doubled the cops and patrols in neighborhood.
    • No patrols entered unless called in the other neighborhood.
    • No impact on crime.
    • No impact on community perceptions.
new trend private protective services
New Trend: Private Protective Services
  • Increased fear of crime.
  • Fiscal crises in states has limited public protection.
  • More cost effective in some cases.
    • Guards, specialized electronic snooping, countermeasures at military installations and embassies.