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The media has always portrayed the police force as crime fighters, but the role of the police in the contemporary society has not changed considering the fact that the police force has also been involved in many other activities that have played a big role in building the society. In the modern society, the police force is always viewed as people whose work is to catch robbers. It is worth noting that this is a narrow view of the modern society. In the late 19th century, the role of the police was not just keeping law and order, but also making sure they were the pillars of the society. The role of the police began changing in the 1960s when the rate of crime started to increase. This has played a big role in ensuring that Britain is among the safest places on earth. It has also played a big role in portraying the police not as crime fighters, but as public servants. The police are not supposed to be regarded as law enforcers. There is supposed to be a body that is supposed to oversee...

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Two perceptions of the police officer: crime fighter or public servant

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