Teddy Roosevelt was always a reformer and in this course we will examine the many changes in law enforcement in America during his time and the impact they have had on us today. We will learn about his important role as a police Commissioner in New York city and the reputation he developed within the police force and the public, challenging both. We will explore the decision by Congress to protect the President in 1902 and why the currency protecting secret service was chosen as the branch of government to do so. Discussion will end with Roosevelt’s creation of the foundation of what would become the FBI, and its importance in law enforcement then and today.
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