Police

Policing is the act of enforcing laws and maintaining public order. It is a key function of the criminal justice system, and it involves a wide range of activities, from police patrolling neighborhoods and responding to emergencies, to investigating crimes and apprehending suspects.

Policing is carried out by law enforcement agencies, such as police departments, sheriffs’ offices, or federal agencies. These agencies are responsible for enforcing the laws of their jurisdiction, and for ensuring that the community is safe and secure.

Policing is an important part of maintaining public order and upholding the rule of law. It involves the use of various tools and techniques, such as investigation, surveillance, and arrest, to prevent and detect crime, and to bring criminals to justice.

Overall, the concept of policing is central to the functioning of the criminal justice system, and is essential for maintaining public safety and security.

American police

American policing has its roots in the colonial period, when British authorities established a system of law enforcement to maintain order and control in the colonies. This system was modeled on the British system of policing, which was based on the idea of a “watch and ward” system, in which individuals were appointed to keep watch over the community and report any problems to the authorities. After the American Revolution, this system was adopted and adapted by the newly independent states, and the first modern police departments were established in the early 19th century. Since then, American policing has evolved and changed in response to social, economic, and political changes, but it continues to be influenced by its British origins.

State Police Offer Tips to Recognize Human Trafficking – Eye On Annapolis
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State Police Offer Tips to Recognize Human Trafficking – Eye On Annapolis

With January being Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Maryland State Police are urging the public to recognize potential warning signs to reduce the chances of others becoming victims in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a child is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation every two minutes in the United States. There…

Inside Nigeria's thriving, quick-fire sale 'baby factories' – The East African
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Inside Nigeria's thriving, quick-fire sale 'baby factories' – The East African

By MOHAMMED MOMOH Nigeria police thought they had wiped out the baby factory menace. That was until a 17-year-old was caught in homestead where he was ‘assigned’ to impregnate ten young women in Nigeria’s Rivers State. The boy was just a stud or a “breeder”. The crackdown in Obio/Akpor last month also saw two women…

Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima
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Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima

Mizzima/Shankar KumarIn China is a troublesome bugbear not only because of its avoidable territorial designs against its neighbours but also because of its human trafficking syndicates who lure away hundreds of people from Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand on the pretext of providing them decent jobs but force them to work in…

Climate change increases risk of human trafficking | Arab News
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Climate change increases risk of human trafficking | Arab News

The transborder smuggling of humans, though a criminal activity, has been flourishing for years. Even now, as the global economy struggles with inflation or recession, the amount and frequency of human trafficking has been rising at a breakneck speed. A report released last week by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said there was…

10 Domestic Abuse resources in Southeastern Wisconsin | Racine County Eye
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10 Domestic Abuse resources in Southeastern Wisconsin | Racine County Eye

Are you or someone you know experiencing domestic abuse? Navigating the route to receive help can be a daunting task. Perhaps you’d like the information to local resources to be able to further assist someone in need. In Southeastern Wisconsin, community agencies, nonprofits, and programs are available to assist you or your loved one’s path…

'Furry' accused of forcing woman into porn looked up to Andrew Tate, Elon Musk: court docs
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'Furry' accused of forcing woman into porn looked up to Andrew Tate, Elon Musk: court docs

A Wisconsin “furry” accused of holding a woman hostage and forcing her to work as cam girl looked up to Elon Musk and Andrew Tate, according to a report. Austin Koeckeritz was being held Friday at a Pierce County jail on $300,000 bond. He’s facing a federal labor-trafficking charge for allegedly enslaving a woman between…

Video showing alleged sex workers soliciting outside East Oakland school sparks call for action
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Video showing alleged sex workers soliciting outside East Oakland school sparks call for action

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Video showing women who appear to be sex workers soliciting right outside a Catholic grade school in East Oakland is raising concerns about human trafficking in the area. Parents and city officials tell the I-Team young women, some police believe may be trafficked, are walking outside St. Anthony’s K-8 grade school…

Sudbury groups raise awareness about human trafficking – CTV News Northern Ontario
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Sudbury groups raise awareness about human trafficking – CTV News Northern Ontario

Frontline workers across northern Ontario attended a conference Friday raising awareness about human trafficking. The conference was organized by Greater Sudbury Police Service, Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre and N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre. Darrell Rivers with Greater Sudbury police said the goal is to offer education, awareness and prevention. “To give them a preliminary how to, what…

China's human trafficking syndicates lure away hundreds from Southeast Asian … – ANI News
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China's human trafficking syndicates lure away hundreds from Southeast Asian … – ANI News

Beijing [China], February 3 (ANI):In southeast Asian region, Chinese human trafficking syndicates operate in nexus with local authorities in countries for luring away hundreds of people on the pretext of providing them decent jobs but are forced to work in the illegal cryptocurrency business, brothels, and massage parlours, Mekong News reported. According to Mekong News,…

UHP arrests man suspected of trafficking New England teen – KSL NewsRadio
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UHP arrests man suspected of trafficking New England teen – KSL NewsRadio

HURRICANE, Utah —  Police arrested a man in Washington County on suspicion of human trafficking a child on Thursday.  According to court documents, the Utah Highway Patrol pulled over Tevon Jarrell Cullors-Tillman after his car was spotted driving erratically. The officer became suspicious of the relationship between 35-year-old Cullors-Tillman and the passenger after she gave…