CASE 1    |    Sierra Burnes

CASE 2    |    Shirley Carter

CASE 3    |    Bradley Leonard (Butch) Sampson

CASE 4    |    Henry and Ertha Williams

CASE 5    |    Sherman (Red) Yoder

CASE 6    |    Charles Robert (Chip) Jones


CASE 8    |   Mrs. Millie Larsen

CASE 9    |    Ms. Julia Morales

CASE 10    |    Miss Patricia Verloren

CASE 11    |    Abel 

CASE 12    |    Heddy

CASE 13    |    NAME

CASE 14    |    NAME

CASE 15    |    NAME

CASE 16    |    NAME

CASE 17    |    NAME

Law Enforcement

PictureThere are more than 18,000 police departments in the United States. Within these departments there are approximately 120,000 full-time officers whose job it is to keep citizens safe twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Their primary duty is to protect the community’s citizens and property. They are also responsible for educating the citizens on how to prevent crime from happening.  Law enforcement agencies pride themselves on accountability and discipline since they are of a quasi-military status.  

Officers must be able to respond to calls for service and do so without infusing their feelings, likes, dislikes, and biases into the situation. Possessing ethics, integrity, and honesty are of high value for any officer.   

Skills and education play a key role in an officer’s ability to take on the physical and psychological demands of the job.   Consequently, all candidates must endure several months of training at a police academy and then several more weeks after the academy in a program often referred to as the FTO (field training).   

All officers must understand that every person has value and as such an officer must display humanity, integrity, professionalism, and courage. 

Basic duties of a police officer include 

  • Protecting life and property 

  • Responding to calls for police service 

  • Conducting interviews 

  • Testifying in court 

  • Exercising good judgement in when and how to use force 

  • Taking an active role in educating the community on crime prevention 

  • Controlling traffic flow and safety 

  • Communicating professionally and effectively through written reports