Police agencies are all organized very similar to each other, but the main difference is in their jurisdiction. Local police agencies make up the largest number of law enforcement officers in the United States. Local agencies are responsible for patrolling, and doing investigations of crimes committed within their own jurisdiction. Local police departments are broken down into levels which are patrolled by separate organizations. City level - Full jurisdiction within respectful city, Sherriff's Offices- County Level - which is full jurisdiction within their respectful county, and these organizations have limited jurisdiction outside of their areas (Grant & Terry, 2008).
State agencies are given the ability to make arrests,...
Excerpt from file: PoliceOrganization PoliceOrganization CJS210 PoliceOrganization Policeagenciesareallorganizedverysimilartoeachother,butthemain difference is in their jurisdiction. Local police agencies make up the largestnumberoflawenforcementofficersintheUnitedStates.Local agencies are responsible
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