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Among the first public police forces established in colonial North America were the watchmen organized in Boston in 1631 and in New Amsterdam (later New York City) in 1647. socially constructive form of vigilantism The first police department in the United States was established in New York City in
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  • Among the first public police forces established in colonial North America were the watchmen organized in Boston in 1631 and in New Amsterdam (later New York City) in 1647.
  • socially constructive form of vigilantism
  • The first police department in the United States was established in New York City in 1844
  • hose early departments all used the London Metropolitan Police as a model.
  • organized in a quasi-military command structure

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