How to Be a Policeman


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          There is a time in everyone's life when he or she may wish to be a police officer. Most of the time it is when you are a little kid. There are some of us who want to be a police officer when we are older. Since I was a little kid I have wanted to be a police officer and I will do whatever it takes to become one. However, there are a few requirements I must meet before becoming a police officer.
          Ever since I was a child I wanted to become a police officer. While growing up I would watch Miami Vice, 21 Jumpstreet, and many more police shows on television. But it was not until I was a teenager that I really wanted to become a policeman. One evening I was watching television, there on the ten o'clock news was my good friend, she had been murdered by her boyfriend. She was stabbed several times in her chest. L was so sad because of her death and what made me disappointed was that her boyfriend was found not guilty. When I heard he was getting away free, at that moment, I wanted to become a police officer. I want to make sure that no criminals get away with murdering someone innocent, the way my friend was murdered.
          There are three direct police services that an officer may perform. The three services are patrol, traffic, and criminal investigation (barker, 1996,pp28). Patrol officers are placed in specific areas in the public doing surveillance and response to any call of criminal activity. Their job is to maintain the public safety. Officers also respond to calls that are not crime-related. For example if someone's child has run away, patrol officers are called to help. Traffic officers deal with watching vehicles during traffic. Traffic officers make sure traffic runs smoothly and investigate traffic accidents. A criminal investigator is the best type of officer you can become. You must look for alleged criminals, gather evidence for criminal proceeding, or recovered stolen items.
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