Role of Police in Democratic Societies


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What do we call the group of people tasked with the prevention of crime and apprehension of offenders?

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1. Why is problem-oriented policing beneficial?

2. Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of police officers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of what a police officer's duties are with this interactive worksheet and quiz. You will be assessed on the responsibilities of a police officer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • A group of people whose job involves the prevention of crime
  • The responsibilities and duties of police officers
  • What POP stands for

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information about policing from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the duties and responsibilities of police officers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what POP stands for

Additional Learning

To learn more about police and law enforcement, review the lesson titled Role of Police in Democratic Societies. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Understand that police are a part of law enforcement
  • Explore the different duties and responsibilities police officers have
  • Examine how problem-oriented policing refers to identifying recurring crime and finding solutions