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should the United States combine all the police agencies into one national police organization

With the current threat of terrorism and other dangers to the United States, should the United States combine all the police agencies into one national police organization? If you did consolidate the police, would you have to do the same to the criminal justice system?

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The role of police in U.S. Society involves jurisdiction issues, duplication of laws (between state and federal statutes), local control of police function, training and education of officers' issues, discretion issues, and corruption issues.

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Nationalizing the police system would be detrimental to the organization and efficiency of the system the United States has right now. As it stands, although it is not perfect (and it is extremely difficult to reach perfection with a country the size of the USA, especially one that encompasses 50 different states), the police system in the USA is able to achieve a good balance when dealing with local, state and national issues. We have local city police that handle all minor problems within a city and they also have the ability to call on the help of a nearby city for police service. They also often work together on area enforcement ...

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With the current threat of terrorism and other dangers to the United States, should the United States combine all the police agencies into one national police organization?

If you did consolidate the police, would you have to do the same to the criminal justice system?

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