Public Law Enforcement: Levels & Agencies


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A bank in Arizona was robbed, and the next day the same criminals rob a bank in New Mexico. Who will investigate these crimes, and why?

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1. Who provides services in areas where there is no local police force?

2. Who provides protection in a specific city or county?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Law enforcement is tasked with keeping order through the investigation and prevention of crime. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the field. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the different types of public law enforcement. State law enforcement agencies will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Services in areas where there is no local jurisdiction
  • Public law enforcement
  • State law enforcement agencies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Law enforcement lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Department of Homeland Security and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a crime committed in multiple states

Additional Learning

To learn more about government, review the accompanying lesson on Public Law Enforcement. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the definition of law enforcement
  • Differentiate types of law enforcement
  • Learn the duties and roles of various arms of law enforcement
  • Explore the role of the Highway Patrol