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Instructions: Use the definitions below to discover the correct term and then find the term in the puzzle.


  1. The right and the power to commit an act or order others to commit an act.

  2. A slang term for the police force created in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel’s Metropolitan Police Act that was derived from the short form of Robert, Bob.

  3. A police organization created circa 1748 by magistrates Henry Fielding and his brother Sir John Fielding whose members went on patrol, rather than sitting at a designated post.

  4. The head of law enforcement for large districts in early England. In the modern United States, a constable serves areas such as rural townships and is usually elected.

  5. An early form of English government that divided communities into groups of 10 men who were responsible for the group’s conduct and ensured that a member charged with breaking the law appeared in court.

  6. In early England, the alarm that citizens were required to raise upon the witness or discovery of a criminal offense.

  7. The head of a group of 10 men who served as an administrator and judge.

  8. Created in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel, it was the first successful bill to create a permanent, public police force.

  9. A style of policing that attempts to address underlying social problems that contribute to crime.

  10. A private police force created by the West India Trading Company in 1798 that represented the first professional, salaried police force in London.

  11. An early English system overseen by the constable in which a watchman guarded a city’s or town’s gates at night.


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