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date: 13 August 2020

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This article presents an overview of the American policing organization. Section I discusses the structure of the American policing industry. Section II examines the internal structure of American police agencies. Section III looks at changes in police technology. Section IV discusses the people serving in police organizations, and Section V reviews the organizational culture of police. Section VI discusses external governance of police. Section VII surveys forces of stability and change.

Keywords: American policing, policing industry, internal structure, police agencies, police technologies, external governance

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