zondag 31 juli 2011
This Is Your Police Department: Hiring, Training, Operations of Detroit Police (1951)
The police are persons empowered to enforce the law, protect property and reduce civil disorder. Their powers include the legitimized use of force. The term is most commonly associated with police services of a state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as organizations separate from any military forces, or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors; however, gendarmerie and military police are military units charged with policing.
Law enforcement, however, constitutes only part of policing activity. Policing has included an array of activities in different situations, but the predominant ones are concerned with the preservation of order. In some societies, in the late 18th century and early 19th century, these developed within the context of maintaining the class system and the protection of private property.
Alternative names for police force include constabulary, gendarmerie, police department, police service, crime prevention, protective services, law enforcement agency, civil guard or civic guard. Members can be police officers, troopers, sheriffs, constables, rangers, peace officers or civic/civil guards.Police of the Soviet-era Eastern Europe are (or were) called militsiya. The Irish police are called the Garda Síochána ("guardians of the peace"); a police officer is called a garda. As police are often in conflict with individuals, slang terms are numerous. Many slang terms for police officers are decades or centuries old with lost etymology.
The Detroit Police Department (DPD), established in 1865, is responsible for the city of Detroit, Michigan.
The Detroit Police Department was established in 1865 to serve the city's growing population and covers the city with 5 districts and two precincts. The Detroit Police Department was also the first in the country to utilize two way radios in their cars. A historical marker at Belle Isle describes the new advancement in technology.
The Detroit Police Department has lost 8 officers between the years 2000 and 2010. During the 1970s, the department lost 26 officers in a span of ten years. Since 1878, The Detroit Police Department has lost 224 officers in the line of duty. The leading cause of death in the line of duty is gunfire, with a total of 149 officers slain.
* The Detroit Police Department's Homicide Section is featured in the new crime drama Detroit 1-8-7 on ABC. The show is filmed on location in Detroit.
* The Detroit Police Department is featured in the movie RoboCop. In the movie, the department has been privatized and in turn, serves the entire metro area, and is owned by a megacorpration, OCP.
* The Detroit Police Department is featured in the 1973 blaxploitation film Detroit 9000.
* The Detroit Police Department plays a major role in the 2005 film Four Brothers.
* The Detroit Police Department plays a major role as the police force featured in the film Assault on Precinct 13.
* The Detroit Police Department is featured in the 2002 film Narc about two troubled detectives investigating the murder of an undercover cop.
* The Detroit Police Department is featured on the video game, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition.
* The Detroit Police Department has its own edition of the A&E television series SWAT and has also been featured in the series The First 48.
* Detective Axel Foley from the Beverly Hills Cop series is an officer of the Detroit Police Department, and the actor portraying his commanding officer was an actual Detroit police commander, Gil Hill.
* Officers from the Detroit Police Department often appear on the Animal Planet show Animal Cops: Detroit, to help Michigan Humane Society officers in cases regarding animal abuse and neglect.
* The Detroit Police Department is the focus of the 2001 Steven Seagal film Exit Wounds.