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Los Angeles Police Department

Los Angeles Police Department

by Richard Worth
     
 

In 1869 the Los Angeles City Council organized the city's first paid police force. The unit had only six officers, and they did not receive traditional salaries. Today there are approximately 9,000 uniformed officers and 3,000 civilian employees of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) charged with maintaining law and order in the city's 468 square miles.

Overview

In 1869 the Los Angeles City Council organized the city's first paid police force. The unit had only six officers, and they did not receive traditional salaries. Today there are approximately 9,000 uniformed officers and 3,000 civilian employees of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) charged with maintaining law and order in the city's 468 square miles. Although it has seen more than its share of controversy and scandal, the LAPD remains one of the premiere police forces in the United States. Los Angeles Police Department tracks the force's evolution from a small band of crime fighters to a cutting-edge police department.

Modern law enforcement agencies fight crime on many levels, from the street to the boardroom to cyberspace. In many ways the history of modern civilization is the history of crime and the battle against it. As society and technology have become more complex and connected, so have criminal enterprises and the police organizations that oppose them. Each book in the Law Enforcement Agencies series traces the evolution of a specific police force or unit from its inception to the present. The series explores the full range of crime fighting tactics in use today, from the cop on the beat to high-tech surveillance and computer forensics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604136562
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Series:
Law Enforcement Agencies Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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