Why did Police change name from Peace Officers to Law Enforcement?

Published On January 30, 2013 | By CopBlock | Articles

I started doing research after watching a video of the Anti-Terrorist on youtube.com. He made mention that a lot of police organizations are now Corporations and not owned by State or Federal or Parliamentary governments. He showed some evidence from the Dunn & Bradstreet software you can purchase of the London City Police having a CEO and shareholders.

I was wondering if anyone has done any research into this for American Police Dept’s and Federal Agencies, like FBI, CIA, NSA etc…To see where their loyalties lie. If you go to many American cities they are Corporations and not Publicly run by the State/Federal governments, but are similar to the IRS, which is a Private organization that is backed by the Government. So if you try to cross them they have all the government resources at their disposal. Which is like if I stole a package from FedEx, they called Obama and said get them. And all the forces of the American government would be at FedEx’s disposal.

It would be interesting to hear from you all about this issue as it relates to our freedoms. Why did the Police change their name from Peace Officers, to Law Enforcement? Is this the case? Do Police Dept’s bid on the rights to enforce Statutory laws and then try to make the bid money back and make a profit for their organizations? That would make Police men and women, revenue agents and not Peace Officers, and therefore, Law Enforcement Officers. To enforce the laws that they have bought control of to enforce.

I leave it to you to help me find this information out even more. Feel free to email me. It’s time to expose them for who they are.
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  • Guy

    Hey, Tristan, check out mantadotcom. Type in any city, county, court, pd, etc……….. You’ll see.

  • Guy

    OBTW, a fellow named Rod Class from North Carolina has another hearing Feb 18 on this very subject. He’s painted a very convincing picture of the govcorps and will be facing the state attorney general. Do a search for him.

  • PSOSGT

    1.. the youtube video sounds like a conspiracy video.. Police departments are “owned” by the cities/counties/townships. They are funded by local and state tax dollars, and if they are lucky some federal grant money.

    2. I’ve got nothing here…reread it a couple of times and I’m still not sure what your getting at.

    3. Cops never changed anything. A peace officer is a broad term that covers many aspects of the executive branch. I’m from Michigan and the Mi state police have ALWAYS been called “troopers.” County sherrif’s have been just that and they have thier deputies. The executive branch’s of gov’t are there to “enforce” the “law”.. hense, “law enforcement.” I don’t call myself and “law enforcement officer.”…in fact I’ve never heard a cop say that. I’m a cop. Derived from along time ago when the badges “peace officers” wore were made out of copper.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    “Remember: injustice requires enforcement; just laws need merely be policed.” — Steven M. Barry

  • Tim Osmond

    I mentioned this in a response I made, I am assuming this is why this question was posted. Let me give some of my personal history, I have been employed as a deputy with one of the largest sheriff’s depts in the U.S. since 1986. During my training and probation, we were always referred to as public servants and peace officers. I began to notice gradual changes in the mid 1990s, the US vs THEM mentality became more and more prevalent. Ruby Ridge and Waco resulted in training from the FBI that implied people who spoke out for freedom and the Constitution, were radicals and potentially, extremists. Things became much worse after OKC. I began seeing a militarization within the department that I had never seen before. We were no longer public servants, we had become law enforcers. The constant use of the word “Civilians” to describe the public had become the norm. As a former MP reservist, I was shocked at how my military like we were becoming. PASGT helmets (Kevlar) AR15s, encrypted radios systems and a massive influx of returning vets amongst our ranks who sadly displayed PTSD symptoms yet passed all of our psych tests and background investigations. I took two oaths to protect and defend the Constitution yet constantly heard things like, “I have no problem telling a lie under oath, I’m just putting someone away that hadnt been caught until now.” I am retiring soon and what I see scares me. In almost 30 years, I have witnessed a group of good hearted public servants morph into an enforcement arm of the county and I am glad I am leaving. Leaving with a heavy heart for sure but I know I am not alone, I am an “Oath Keeper,” and as long as there are like minded men like us, things can always change.

  • certain

    If you never turned in any of the ones you heard lying, you’re as bad as they are.

  • thinkfreeer

    I’m glad someone can be honest about it from the inside. I’m 60, so I have seen more or less the same thing from the outside. The worst of it has been in and around cities. It’s still getting even worse with DHS arming up and the Feds giving military equipment to police forces.

    Peace? Yes, I understand the need for some law and order. But this is not going to end well. Police complain about being attacked more. Duh! That’s what happens when you annoy people unnecessarily, treat them with contempt, make them angry, and suppress them with tyranny. Do you think the Islamic terrorists are doing what they do because of religion?

    I found this the other day:
    Sir Robert Peel’s Nine Principles
    1. The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.
    2. The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.
    3. Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.
    4. The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.
    5. Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.
    6. Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice, and warning is found to be insufficient.
    7. Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
    8. Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary.
    9. The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.
    Source: http://www.nwpolice.org/inside-new-westminster-police-department/history (accessed October 19, 2012).

    And let’s not forget that police have become revenue agents more over time. It’s not enough for the state to get taxes any more. They have to have fees for this, that, and everything, And fines. Fines were supposed to be a form of punishment. Now they enhance revenues. Just the other day, my daughter was driving my father-in-law’s car. He can’t drive any longer, because he’s old and infirm. He has kept the car and kept it registered and insured so family members can use it. So, my daughter was driving in the next state, and got pulled over. The cop said he ran the plate and the owner’s license had expired. What possible violation could this be? Why did he run the plate? Since when are cars driven only by their owners? Where’s the reasonable suspicion or probable cause? Maybe he just wanted a better look at her, but that’s creepy.

    The police forces need to revert to their original purpose.

  • PSOSGT

    Thinkfreer… You’ve have to take those with a grain of salt.. Sir Robert Peel created the 1st real organized police department. So yeah, he had some mental thought as to what he thought it should be like. We all can create and organization and great our ideal goals..but actually doing them is a different thing.

    @Tim. I come from a family of cops. My dad started in 1975. Finally retired in 2007. According to him cop work has always been formed with the military in mind. Hence the reason we have Sgt’s, Lt’s, captain etc. The chain of command. I’m also willing to bet that over your years of cop work, you’ve not only seen cops change how they do things…but how criminals act as well. In the realy years of my dad’s career, people respected and feared the police. If you got your ass beat by the police, you deserved it. 30 years ago we didn’t have the drug and crime invested area’s of this country like we do now either.

    Personally, I don’t care what people call me. I’m here to find the bad guys.

  • t.

    “peace officer” is only a term thrown around in ignkrance, like this officer. I police, attempt to keep order and peace threw the enforcement of laws. If everyone would exercise a little common sense, I wouldn’t be needed. But as we have seen in nearly every article posted on this site, peoples grow lack of care for their neighbors….for their rights, instead leads to most jurisdictions residents screaming for more police, not less. Your desire to “party” and play your music as loud as you want….weighed against your neighbors right to live in peace. Who’s right? Because there may not be any middle ground between the involved parties, the enforcement of a noise ordinance rules. It will allow you to play your music, just at a lower level. The neighbor may not have complete quiet, but he’s not quaranteed that anywhere. Finding peace through the enforcement of the law. Easy.

  • AmigaJoe

    1. Serve the Public Trust
    2. Protect the Innocent
    3. Uphold the Law

    …Has always been my favorite distillation of police work. It’s from a movie yet really succinctly lays out the way it should work. It’s #1 that seems to have deteriorated the worst in the last 20 years; serving the ‘Public Trust’ means maintaining standards of integrity and honor. The public ‘trusts’ police with extraordinary powers with the expectation they’ll be used lawfully, fairly, and sparingly. That trust is abused so often it’s become normal, for both the public servants and their employers, us.

  • Dylan Y.

    Tim Osmond (previous comment) said it all, and said it best.

  • Dan Sayers

    @t: Sorry, but Glenn’s quote above nailed it. It’s when you view enforcement as virtuous that you open yourself to enforcing something that has nothing to do with the peace, without even thinking. It’s a destructive process and I’ll explain what I mean by that.

    For me the north hollywood shootout is a great example. By contrast, it was so bad that police weren’t even equipped to deal with the situation at the time. Even though such a thing realistically never happens, it have major consequences. Both the minds and the equipment police carried were hardened as a result.

    Over time, this, and other unusually fierce experiences lead to more severe mindsets and equipment. Eventually, you end up in a state where if they discover you’ve got a pinch of an herb for example, they’re coming in with no notice, in the middle of the night while you’re asleep, in large numbers, heavily armed, in full riot gear, like they’re trying to extract some foreign dictator.

    For us, THAT is the north hollywood shootout. So as time goes on, our minds are hardened towards the unusually brutal occurrences and we too end up making sweeping generalizations as if it’s always like that. In the end, we view them asking “where you going?” for example as if it’s the start of a fishing expedition designed to incriminate us. Meanwhile, they view a refusal to answer such a question as indication of something to hide because it’s a felon on the run who’s about to whip out a weapon to take them out. We all lose in this scenario.

    Obviously, we didn’t have the ability to fly back when the consitution was written. So army and navy later gets rewritten/interpreted as armed forces to include the air force. And the framers couldn’t have envisioned technological advances from the telephone to the internet. Even still, we put more and more laws on the books at a rate MUCH greater than the rate of technological advancement. You have to know that as a result, we get a lot of laws in the books that simply do not serve to maintain peace.

    Like it or not, lawmaking is human and therefore inherently imperfect. Self-interest is a powerful motivator, which is why the concept of checks and balances were so prominent in the founding of this republic. Without them, all we have is people getting into power and manipulating the law to preserve and grow their power.

    That’s why it’s important for those in power to step back, reconsider the Constitution that they’ve sworn to uphold, and think for themselves. The only reason it’s so hard for some to tell the difference between real laws and bad laws is because we’ve all been lied to for so long that we should just trust the authorities and never cross them or try to hold them accountable. I think the differentiation between a law enforcer and a peace keeper is a great place to start.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn
  • t.

    Glenn=liar: What did you do, just google search training cops to lie and find that link? Did you even read it??!!?? Apparently you didn’t

    Glenn=liar & idiot

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    “Gentlemen, let’s get this thing straight, once and for all. The policeman is not here to create disorder. The policeman is here to preserve disorder.” — Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago

    POLICE OFFICER RAPES A THREE MONTH OLD INFANT AND A ONE YEAR OLD CHILD!

    When you see common sense, t., underoath, psosgt and all the other shills spew their boot-licking propaganda here on Cop

    Block, remember, THIS IS WHAT THEY STAND FOR, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DEFEND!

    Wichita KS police officer Officer Joseph T. McGill, 28, was convicted today of committing a sexual act on a 3-month-old

    child and a 1-year-old child. Officer McGill pleaded guilty in January 2012 in an unrelated case to sexual battery while

    on duty as a police officer and was sentenced to three years probation. Those charges stemmed from separate incidents in

    November 2010 and February 2011. The judge set sentencing for March 1:
    http://www.kansas.com/2013/01/24/2649372/former-police-officer-convicted.html

  • t.

    Hey everybody…Glenn=liar & idiot can’t figure it out. He keeps posting links to police officers getting arrested. Wonder who investigated and then arrested them? Oh, the police.

    Glenn=colossal moron.

  • Lil Freeman

    @ glenn t also known as common sense hes the same person JUST SAYIN, dont worry about what t or whatever tag he uses this month. Hes called Centurion a Liar about serving in the Military even though people on this site actually know Centurion. Hes called me a liar about the 4th ammendment 5 weeks ago . All these guys do is catfish and troll the shit out of false info reinforced by their insecurities funnelled by there bullshit . Thats why Common Sense AKA t AKA North Philly all use the same words in the same format with the same slang . Hes a moronic fool using three names WACKO troll . Ignore everything they say . Cant wait til Cent comes back and shuts his ignorant badge balls up. Police are being funded illegally and respond to the city or town or state to make revenue. When they started that way of thinking thats when they turned from Peace Officers to extreme Terroristic insurgents , violating the people rights. t is an uneducated troll google nut whos on SSI that has nothing better to do but catfish troll everthing he lies about learning when most of us actually have degrees in law and real education. Ignore this wet bunk bed dink of a fake cop and try not to respond to his hatred torward freedom . Its people like him that needs his grave shit on by regurgitated donkey guts.

  • Lil Freeman

    @ Glenn pay attention to how they start and stop there sentences . Underoath, North Philly ,t, Common Sense, have the same language set up . This dude is a cook on the tenth level. Weirdo troll . When your right he calls you a liar Glen=Liar to you Fakturion, Liar Fakman , he has a 5 year old brain with 2 year old names from a second grade playground do not respond to these idiots anymore . Ignore their posts boycott there fake arguments .

  • t.

    Lil: I’m not @common sense. Don’t even have a clue who he / she is. The problem with Glenn=liar is that he called me a convicted pedophile. First and easiest….he doesn’t know who I am. Second, the only thing I’ve ever been convicted of was speeding when I was much younger and didn’t value things like I do now. He is therefore a liar. I didn’t like to call people out like that. Some of the posters around clearly are lying and because they are posting the articles that they present as fact….they are fair game. Now he comments section I trea differently. Here I hope for an honest exchange of ideas and opinion. Unfortunately, often times that doesn’t occur. Glenn=liar is an example. @centurion was an example. Exposed as a liar. And both lie for no reason. Have your ideas / opinions. But why lie about other things. Another great example is the “breakfast at collinsville” video that has been posted here at least 3 times. The poster is a skilled video editor…that instead of just showing the video and expressing his thoughts about what happened, chose to be dishonest…and the video therefore loses credibility.

    So I don’t have any issues with thoughts and opinions. I do have a big issue with things being presented as facts that are clearly a lie.

  • Common Sense

    I’ve always noticed that its those who post perhaps 4 or 5 times, who state that I operate under another name. Why is that? Is that something that ‘bloggers’ do often?

    I am not PSO, nor t, nor anyone else. Naturally, others have taken my ‘name’ but its more of a compliment than anything else. The mere fact that there are those who ‘study’ my comment(s) is interesting.

    Wolfy, Centurion were both nutters. I’m not sure but one can assume that atleast one of them is conversiing with the police via a PVC tube in Alabama. Glen is of course a liar, just like Fakewood was.

  • Tim Osmond

    There is big money to be made, I just found this article. What people may not realize is, when our department like the hundreds of thousand of others out there, get federal funds, we are required to spend it or lose it next fiscal year.

    http://truth-out.org/news/item/14276-meet-the-contractors-turning-americas-police-into-a-paramilitary-force

  • t.

    Common: You don’t think that might WOLF (had to use all capital letters for him) in the bunker with the kid do ya? Sounds about right for him.

  • Common Sense

    @t

    I would be shocked if it wasn’t him…

  • t.

    @Sayers: I missed your comment, but after seeing it, I thought I get back to it. Read you comment and think about the contradictions you make. You talk about the flaws of man when making laws….about apparently want to ignore that man wrote the constitution. You speak of how good the checks and balances are….but ignore that its men writing, enforcing, reviewing those laws.

    As for Glenn=liars quote. First, you dorealkze that he is a confirmed liar right? After that… It,s a very nice and quaint idea. But how is that supposed to work? From the simiplest things like speeding. If I just “police” it, to say I just sit there in a school zone watching as kids scatter as the speeders rolethrough, because they know I can’t / won’t enforce the laws that are intended to keep the kids safe….there would be no reason for them to slow down (now you may think that this is a ridiculous idea…but people are regularly ticketed for double or more the speed limits in schools zone, everyday, all across the country). So that’s a “small” thing that just “policing” won’t work on. Let’s look at something more serious. Pete and the Cop Blockers like to speak of “natural law”. OK. Like, say murder. Pretty natural to me that murdering someone isn’t natural. But if there is no “enforcement” against killers….what is there then? The quote is a nice,quaint idea, but has no practical place in today’s world.

    Its all about people. The selfish nature of people….can’t be overcome. The fanciful notion that people only treat each other badly because of laws is …well its just stupid. Do I think that government has gotten to big? Yes. Do the police get it wrong? Sometimes yes. But there all millions of pro.ice contacts each year. Everything from lost kids to mass murders. Were usually the first ones there on EMS calls, fires, power outages. No offense, but you guyssee such a small part of what we do.

  • ReasonableVoice

    Letting criminals go lightly and punishing non-criminals. Part of the NWO take over plan.

    The law (Common Law) referenced and upheld by the US Constitution (not so much the courts anymore, and certainly not LEO orgs) is that if there is no injury, there is no crime -AND – a peace officer cannot arrest without a warrant except for felony or a breach of the peace committed in his presence.

    • “For a crime to exist, there must be an injured party. There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of this exercise of Constitutional rights.”- Sherar v. Cullen, 481 F. 945.

    The Supreme Court, in the case of Butolph v. Blusst, 5 Lansing’s Rep. 84,86 (1871) stated:
    At common law an arrest could not be made of a person charged with a misdemeanor except on warrant of a magistrate, unless it involved a breach of the peace, in which case the offender might be arrested by any person present at its commission. (I Chitty, Criminal Law 15; Carpenter v. Mills, 29 How. Pr. R. 473).

    . . . breach of the peace did not simply consist of annoyance, etc., in other words some injury.

  • t.

    NWO….and you use the moniker “ReasonableVoice”. ? Really
    Setting that aside…

    You really need to read the rest of that case. It is t saying what you are saying it does. In fact, it say the opposite. It talks about the police being ALLOWED to make such an arrest

  • t.

    NWO….and you use the moniker “ReasonableVoice”. ? Really
    Setting that aside…

    You really need to read the rest of that case. It is t saying what you are saying it does. In fact, it say the opposite. It talks about the police being ALLOWED to make such an arrest (butolph)

  • unclezip

    As I’ve posted before:
    LEO = terrorist tax collector
    Peace Officer – hero

    Blame it on the irrelevant SCOTUS, who said that cops are not there to protect us, but to protect themselves and the bottom line.

    Oh, and I see t and common are living in the same basement now – gay cops are the best!

  • t.

    Zip: Whatever guy. Lived in a fantasy world if you’d like. Everything I comment on here is legal and accurate. Its OK to disagree. That’s what freedom is. But, that doesn’t mean that what I’m saying isn’t sound.

  • Captain Amurrika

    Police are not “Peace officers”. In my humble opinion, they are not peaceful and they do not wish to keep the peace. They routinely assault, murder, lie, violate constitutional rights, jail peaceful people for victimless crimes. They are rude, obnoxious, selfish, trouble makers, sadists, and sociopaths. They bully and control like a man over his battered wife.

    Notice, not all cops are like this. But they usally weed out the good cops and get rid of them. If a cop is moral and ethical, and he can think for himself without hive mind, he usually won’t last very long at his job. They find a reason to fire them.

    The whole Peace officers bit should go. They should also get rid of “protect and serve”. That’s a big fat joke also.

    I think Storm trooper would work well. To Harass and Bully. To Assault and kidnap. To make shit up and ignore the constitution. I’m just throwing some ideas out there.

  • Citizen

    Why doesn’t it occur to anyone that these human resources that poses the title as law enforcers or peace officers have probably never heard that they work mostly to protect the highest earners and the least prosecuted criminals of the upper class? Most media outlets spread examples of corruption from other parts of the world yet they fail to portray what happens it our beautiful country that is being torn apart by not the petty criminals that do it to feed themselves and their families but the white collar execs that evade the law all too flawlessly. The cops do protect and serve but ask yourself who this service is made available to and I’m sure you will see it’s not for the lower class because in lower class neighborhoods people will end up protecting themselves without calling 911 due to the idea that they are more often scared to end up finding themselves in handcuffs or shot although they called to ask for help.

  • Garo the man

    The Law doesn’t even exist. The courts and agents are blatantly ignoring there own procedures. It is all out war because there is no remedy.

  • Citizen

    Watch the documovie “Che” on Netflix.

  • Rich

    So now were learning history via Hollywood films?