State Law Enforcement: Agencies, Roles & Models


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The _____ investigate crimes anywhere in the state.

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1. The _____ focuses on enforcing laws on highways and state lands.

2. Lisa works for her state's highway patrol, which is overseen by the same agency as her state's police force. Does the state in which Lisa works follow the centralized or decentralized model, and why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of state law enforcement. You will be quizzed on state law enforcement models and functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The role of state police and highway patrol
  • Differences between centralized and decentralized law enforcement models
  • State law enforcement tasks

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the models and functions of state law enforcement
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding state law enforcement agencies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the duties of the state police and state highway patrol

Additional Learning

To learn more about state police agencies, review the corresponding lesson on State Law Enforcement. This lesson will help you:

  • Distinguish between centralized and decentralized models of state law enforcement
  • Identify the three levels of law enforcement in the United States
  • Understand the functions of state law enforcement