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three catagorical eras of policing

Police History,

I need to know what is the most significant event in the development of policing systems?

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Historically there have been three catagorical era's of policing:

The Political Era (1840-1930)
The Reform Era (1930-1980)
The Community Era (1980-Present)

New York City established the first modern American city police force in 1844 and it was modeled after the London Metropolitain Police Department which was established in 1829. London incorporated a police force during its industrial revolution when rural areas were ...

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In order to understand the topic's history, three catagorical eras of policing are summarized. References are also embedded.