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Terrorism plots against the United States have caused the government to create the Department of Homeland Security with the hope of leveraging federal, state, and local police agencies; intelligence agencies; and immigration agencies to cooperate in communicating findings and creating joint efforts to stop threats of terrorism or confront a terrorist attack.

The current threat of terrorism has made many legislatures in Congress think about the United States combining all the police agencies into one national police organization. The centralization of power would stop the discombobulated nature of the 3 government levels of police and provide a clear, overall standard on how to police not only terrorism acts but crime in general.

Should the United States combine all the police agencies into one national police organization? Why or why not?

If you must consolidate the police, would you have to do the same to the criminal justice system? How would you create and establish such a police organization?

Do you believe that the establishment of terrorism as a crime that can be committed domestically has changed community policing? How? Why?

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â?¢Should the United States combine all the police agencies into one national police organization? Why or why not?

In my opinion, combining all of the police agencies into one police organization would not be a good idea. Although it may solve some problems, and may act as a deterrent to terrorism, it would also create problems. Although the police system is not perfect in it's current form, it is an overall effective system in many respects. If we combine it into one system, we risk having areas that are not terrorism-related become uncontrollable, because we would be focusing on one large, uniform organization without smaller subunits, as we have now. The structure would completely change, and this would work to the advantage of those committing crimes that do so on a smaller scale. Typically, when we see one large group assemble, we see states of confusion. This is true in business, meetings, conventions, and in any setting where there are numerous people all trying to act under the same command. The only case where we don't see this is the military, and to become organized in a military fashion, the one unified police organization would have to be run ...

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Terrorism plots against the United States have caused the government to create the Department of Homeland Security with the hope of leveraging federal, state, and local police agencies; intelligence agencies; and immigration agencies to cooperate in communicating findings and creating joint efforts to stop threats of terrorism or confront a terrorist attack.

The current threat of terrorism has made many legislatures in Congress think about the United States combining all the police agencies into one national police organization. The centralization of power would stop the discombobulated nature of the 3 government levels of police and provide a clear, overall standard on how to police not only terrorism acts but crime in general.

Should the United States combine all the police agencies into one national police organization? Why or why not?

If you must consolidate the police, would you have to do the same to the criminal justice system? How would you create and establish such a police organization?

Do you believe that the establishment of terrorism as a crime that can be committed domestically has changed community policing? How? Why?

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