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Sir Robert Peel, The Founder of Modern Policing

Sir Robert Peel is probably the most influential name associated with modern day policing. In 1829, he created the Metropolitan Police of London when he served as Home Secretary of England. The “Peelers,” or “Bobbies,” set precedent for what our police of today model themselves after.
When Peel created a metropolitan police department, he set up guidelines for them, which are called Peel’s Principles of Law Enforcement. These nine principles set up what he envisioned the metropolitan police to stand for. He wanted the police to stand by these principles and mold themselves to the conformity of the nine principles. One-hundred-seventy-nine years later, these principles still hold true today (MY INTERPREPATIONS FOLLOW EACH PRINCIPLE).

SIR ROBERT PEEL'S NINE PRINCIPLES
• The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder. (PROTECT AND SERVE)
• The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions. (COMMUNITY POLICING)
• Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public. (HOT TIPS, 911 AND CRIME SOLVERS)
• The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force. (EXCESSIVE FORCE CAUSES DISTRUST)
• Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law. (LAW APPLIES TO ALL)
• Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient. (RESPECT AND PERSUAIONS BEFORE FORCE)
• Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. (EVERYONE IS INVOLVED IN KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE)
• Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary. (CAPTURE CRIMINALS DO NOT PUNISH THEM)
• The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.

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I am copying this to my documents. Thanks for the info.

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I agree a 100% with this. :)

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I believe in those principles. If I didn't I wouldn't do what i do but Isn't it still all based on the prudent exercise of rights by society or better stated as those in a society. Kind of based on the statement " With liberty comes Responsibility" . Where do we stand as LEO's when that society abandons the laws we are sworn to uphold? Do we go home?

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It all sounds good. Years ago, prisoners would say to me," I got my rights." I'd reply, "You also have responsibilities." Most could not understand the concept.

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Beauray1 said:

It all sounds good. Years ago, prisoners would say to me," I got my rights." I'd reply, "You also have responsibilities." Most could not understand the concept.

pretty close to what I say mine is "and your rights include being responsible for your own acts"


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From one who trains at the Peel Centre Hendon I see Sir Roberts statue every day and support his ideals.

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Isn't it funny how Law Enforcement has mad a full circle. We are back to where it all started many years ago with some of the same principles used in early England.


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I was assigned to the Crime Prevention Bureau for years and he is considered the founding father of that field.

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And people think that the Community Policing Concept is new.........

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We were somewhat inundated with his history in our intro classes, but never to the exent of expounding on the Nine Prinicples. Thanks for the info.

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The foundation of all police work. Read and heard this info before on Sir Robert Peel, but it never gets old.


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Excellent, thanks for sharing.


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