Prior to Henry Fielding’s efforts, most of early English policing was reactive.

A Concise History of American Policing
Raymond Foster  More Info

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Mesquite Police Department (Texas)

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About Mesquite Police Department

The Mesquite Police Department is a full service law enforcement organization with an authorized strength of 220 sworn officers and 79 non-sworn employees. The Mesquite Police Department is organized into Administration, Operations, Criminal Investigations, Technical Services and Staff Support.


Administration contains the following units: Executive Staff, Internal Affairs, Computer Systems Administration, and Planning and Research. Operations contain the following units: Patrol and Traffic. The Criminal Investigations of the Mesquite Police Department contain the following units: Crimes Against Persons, Property Crimes, Juvenile/Forgery, Narcotics/Gangs, and Intelligence. The Technical Services of the Mesquite Police Department contains the following units: Police/Fire/EMS Dispatch, Detentions, Police Property & Evidence, Police Records, and Alarms. The Staff Support of the Mesquite Police Department contains the following units: Police Personnel, Training, Crime Prevention, School Resource Officer, and Law Enforcement Teaching Students (LETS).



Selected books by a Mesquite Police Department police officer.

Texas Lawmen, 1835-1899: The Good and the Bad
Cliff Caldwell  More Info

Police Union Power, Politics, and Confrontation in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Issues
Ron Delord  More Info

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