• Law Enforcement Agencies

    The city of Seattle instituted bicycle patrols (Bicycle Police) in the late 1980s to combat drug dealers downtown and in various other high crime areas of the city. Speed and stealth allow bicycle patrol officers to surprise offenders in the midst of a crime. The number of arrests made by these patrols far outnumbers those made by foot patrols in the city. Here, two officers apprehend a suspect in the Pioneer Square area of the city. In the 18th century, the law enforcement system existed only informally at the local level. Often an appointed justice of the peace served as

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