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Old 08-12-2017, 06:54 PM
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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If your too young to remember or haven't seen older cop movies/TV shows click the link below.


In police terminology, a beat is the territory and time that a police officer patrols.[SIZE=2][1][/SIZE] Beat policing is based on traditional policing (late 19th century) and utilises the close relationship with the community members within the assigned beat to strengthen police effectiveness and encourage cooperative efforts to make a safer community. Beat police typically patrol on foot or bicycle which provides more interaction between police and community members.[SIZE=2][2][/SIZE]
Before the advent of personal radio communications, beats were organised in towns and cities to cover specific areas, usually shown on a map in the police station and given some sort of name or number. Officers reporting on duty would be allocated a beat by their sergeant and sometimes given a card indicating that the officer should be at a particular point at set times, usually half an hour, or forty-five minutes apart. The points would usually be telephone kiosks, police pillars or boxes, or perhaps public houses where it would be possible to phone the officer should he be needed to respond to an incident. The officer would remain at the point for five minutes and then patrol the area gradually making his way to the next point.

Would we see less violence like we are seeing in Virginia now? Cops tend to stay in their cars which means less interaction with people in general these days. Would it help easy some tensions between the police and people?
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:57 PM
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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It's now called Community Policing and is policy in many, if not most, departments.
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