Tuesday, March 6, 2007
DHS is the third largest cabinet department in the U.S. federal government after the Department of Denfense and Department of Veterans Affairs. Homeland security policy is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council. Homeland Security was established on September 20,2001 in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. President George W. Bush established Homeland Security to coordinate "homeland security" efforts.
The Drug Enforcement Administration which is also known for the DEA is a United States Department of Justice law enforcement agency. They are the federal police service which specializes with enforcing the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The DEA also has the responsibility for coordinating and pursuing U.S. drug investigations abroaad.
In 2005, the DEA seized a reported $1.4 billion in drug trade related assets and $477 million worth of drugs. According to the White House's Office of Drug Control Policy, the total value of all of the drugs sold in the US is as much as $64 billion a year. The DEA is headed by an Adminstrator of Drug Enforcement appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the US Senate. The DEA is headed by an Administrator of Drug Enforcement appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the US Senate. The adminstrator is assisted by a Deputy Administrator, the Chief of Operations, the Chief Inspector, Assistant Administrations for the Operations Support Division, Intelligence Division and Human Resources Division.
The FBI, started in 1908 as the Bureau of Investigation but did not recieve its current name until 1935 during the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI headquarters which is located in Washington, D.C. is at the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which is named after the leader J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI also has 56 field offices in major cities across the United States. The FBI also maintains over 400 resident agencies across the United States.
Monday, March 5, 2007
The New York City Police Department which is also known as N.Y.P.D., is the largest police department in the United States. It is also the largest municipal police force in the world. The primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation withing the five boroughs of New York City. The N.Y.P.D.was created in 1845. It was modeled after London's Metropolitan Police. The N.Y.P.D.is considered to be the first "modern" style police department in the U.S. According to N.Y.P.D., its mission is to "enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment." This involves preventing and responding to crimes.
N.Y.P.D.members are frequently referred to as New York's Finest. The headquarters is located at One Police Plaza. This is located on Park Row across the street from City Hall. The size of the police force has fluctuated. This was dependant on crime rates, politics and available funding. Research has shown that the number of sworn officers is decreasing. In June 2004, there were about 40,000 sworn officers and in June 2005, that number dropped to 35,000. Today's N.Y.P.D. authorized uniformed strength is 37,038.
Sunday, March 4, 2007
1) You should be between the ages of 17-60
2) If you are over the age of 60, you may apply for limited duties
3) You must live or work in New York City
4) You must be in good health
5) You must be able to read and write English
6) Never have been convicted of a felony or have been arrested for a serious crime that would prevent acceptance
7) Be a U.S. Citizen or a person who has a valid visa or alien registration card
8) Be of good character
Thursday, March 1, 2007
When 911 is dialed, the Department of Public Safety knows the exact origin of a campus emergency as soon as the call is received. All university phone lines are part of the 911 system. This allows Public Safety personnel to respond immediately and appropriately to each individuals needs. Do not forget that 911 is an emergency line. All non-emergency calls should be directed to 311. When the emergency lines are held up with routine calls, it can delay needed medical or police assistance.
In a case that 911 is called accidentally, do not hang up. Let the dispatcher know that it was a mis-dialed. If the called hangs up, the dispatcher must call back to verify that there is not an actual emergency. If verification cannot be obtained, an officer will be sent to the location. This holds up up an officer whose services may be needed somewhere else.
He was driving through Jackson Heights with his girlfriend at around 5:30 A.M. When he spotted a man crying for help while he was getting beat up by two men on 90th Street near 35th Avenue. After he heard the man crying for help, he jumped out of is car and identified himself and the attackers ran away. The cop caught one of the attackers on 37th Avenue but let go because the second thug came at him with a beer bottle and tried to grab his gun. After struggling with the gun, the gun fired and the bullet struck the suspect in the torso.
The wounded man limped only a few feet then soon collapsed. He was then taken to Elmhurst Hospital. The wounded man was said to be in a stable condition waiting for criminal charges. The wounded suspect was a 17-year old male. The other suspect was 24, who was later caught and was questioned the same night.
Luckily the cop was couragous and took on two thugs. The cop ended up fine and that was a big risk for which cops have to take everyday. It was also brave and gutsy for the thug to try and take the police's gun. That of course was a big mistake and should have never done it. Now he ends up in a hospital bed and maybe going to be in jail for a longer time trying to resist arrest, flewing from a police officer and trying to take an officer's gun. It is very good that the cop wasn't hurt and there can be justice in this world.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Police are just typical law enforcers. In order for them to carry out these duties, some police officers may carry firearms, most of the time handguns. Police officers often carry handcuffs to restrain suspects. Police forces these days use radio communications equipment, mainly carried by both the person and are installed in the vehicles which the police may use. The radio are to co-ordinate their work, share information, and to get help quickly. Other common police equipment include flashlights, whistles, and, most importantly, notebooks and ticket books.