Not rich and not harsh: 9 facts about the police in the United States, which destroy the popular stereotypes

  • Dec 24, 2019
9 facts of the police in the United States, which destroy the popular stereotypes.
9 facts of the police in the United States, which destroy the popular stereotypes.

In the US, a lot of attention is paid to the image of his men in uniform. Propaganda that is carried out in including through Hollywood, surrounded by soldiers Themis romantic flair and creates a lot of myths and stereotypes about the everyday life of routine detention law. As it often happens, in practice, things are much more mundane. But from this it does not become less interesting.

1. In the US, there is no police

Each state their employees. | Photo: livejournal.com.
Each state their employees. | Photo: livejournal.com.

The first and perhaps the most important thing to understand about the US police. No United States of America has no police. Police have individual states. When crossing the borders of their state police turns to the ordinary citizen. Moreover, the transition to work in another state, a police officer "leaves" all his years of service and benefits.

2. The police "rich"

The work is not sugar. | Photo: news.vse42.ru.
The work is not sugar. | Photo: news.vse42.ru.

On average, an American police officer receives about 40 thousand dollars a year. In fact, America is not very large sum. Most of the police in such a way is in the lower segment of wages (up to 50 thousand per year), that does not even make them representatives of the so-called "middle class". However, many police are working overtime. The rate in this case is 150%.

Interesting fact: Studies show that in recent decades, more Americans are forced to work, or multiple jobs, or take overtime.

3. Working without respite

Work is always lacking. | Photo: kompravda.eu.
Work is always lacking. | Photo: kompravda.eu.

Holiday and their duration in the United States is determined by the length of service of police. Those who served under 3 years old, can not count on more than 20 days of vacation. Served for 4 years or more, for example, are already 26 days. This increase in the future. Moreover, a veteran of law enforcement will be much easier to leave in a year than a novice.

4. "Young lieutenant"

All the police - officers. | Photo: russianamerica.tv.
All the police - officers. | Photo: russianamerica.tv.

Each and every police academy after receiving the lowest rank of «officer». The vast majority of law enforcement officers in it also will be released on retirement. The rank of sergeant, lieutenant and captain require prior special training. Detectives are divided into three categories and are separately. Ranks in the US police are not awarded for seniority or merit.

Interesting fact: The transition to work in another department rank staff are also lost.

5. No witnesses

No witnesses. | Photo: newbostonpost.com.
No witnesses. | Photo: newbostonpost.com.

In the United States there is no concept. All actions are performed himself a police officer and he himself testifies in court. Absolutely every action officer recorded on video cameras using the chest, as well as DVR in the car. The absence of video in court - this is serious, "herd" by the police, almost guaranteed the collapse of the case, and perhaps punishment for the employee. Furthermore, the law in the United States especially violence against false witness by the police, the punishment - 15 years in prison with the ignominious dismissal of the bodies.

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6. Car bleed

Machine really have the right to take. | Photo: ru.delfi.lt.
Machine really have the right to take. | Photo: ru.delfi.lt.

Probably ever seen, like in Hollywood movies for the dashing police chase requisition citizens machines. This is not fiction. Damage or destruction of the machine then the citizen will reimburse the state.

7. no nepotism

Any relatives. | Photo: liferules.com.ua.
Any relatives. | Photo: liferules.com.ua.

According to the law in a US Department can not operate close relatives, representatives of one family. For example, in one area may not be husband and wife, father and son, etc. It is necessary to save the discipline, as well as improve the quality of the work, according to US lawmakers.

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8. "Civil uprising"

Open for volunteers. | Photo: ktla.com.
Open for volunteers. | Photo: ktla.com.

US police in recent years, is trying to do its work as transparent as possible, and is constantly working on the image of their employees. When many state departments working many volunteers, reminiscent of Soviet warriors. The activists are all sorts of people, but most of all there are single pensioners. Such a "militia" also performs an important social problem - older single people need to feel needed. For young people the "militia" way to get acquainted with the work of the police.

Interesting fact: And, you can write an application to the department and for the day to become a "partner" of any patrol. Of course, in the "hot" part of the police with civil not be directed to this day, but to craft law detention can join.

9. A lot of work

Overtime - is the norm. | Photo: newslocker.com.
Overtime - is the norm. | Photo: newslocker.com.

The police are always a lot of work in the United States. Even in the most peaceful areas of the dispatcher almost always I have unclosed calls. Of course, the first officers on the radio is sent to the most socially dangerous incident. Every cop has a daily rate, but not to take overtime calls considered bad tone in the team.

And another thing: the law is harsh

You can get rid of parole. |Foto: michiganpeninsulanews.com.
You can get rid of parole. |Foto: michiganpeninsulanews.com.

If the US citizen policeman catches on minor infringements (eg, not too many speeding), then he has the right not to be punished by a fine person at once. Very often in such cases, the Americans can get rid of "word of honor" and a warning, though it works only when a number of conditions. Citizen should not be a "repeat offender" for such a violation, it must also immediately acknowledge his guilt and promise not to do it.

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