Essay about Implementing Law Enforcement Policies And Strategies

822 Words Aug 29th, 2016 4 Pages
In the United States national, state, and local agencies have the job of implementing law enforcement policies and strategies everyday while accounting for the requirements of the U.S. Constitution and other laws. They have to make sure that the right of the people as well as their civil liberties are protected while making sure that they protect themselves at the same time. However, there are times when an officer has to forget about implement law enforcement policies when some one’s life is in danger and they have to break into a house to save them or when they are chasing someone who is suspicious of committing a crime and may be trying to destroy the evidence as well as avoid arrest. Furthermore, a police office has the right to stop and frisk someone who they have seen doing something suspicious in order to protect themselves from harm or danger and this does not violate their Fourth Amendment right because a person can be patted down on the outside of their clothes without a warrant if the officer feels unsafe. However, if during the pat down the office comes across something he or she can then search the person because they now have probable cause. Although, their initial pat down was for their safety once they came upon some evidence they can then search a person and seize the evidence. An example of this type of case would be Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968). This case was about Mr. John W. Terry (the “Petitioner”) and his codefendant, Mr. Richard Chilton who were…

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