An introductory discussion to get the students thinking about police and citizenship would probably be useful. Definitions of the word Police were discussed earlier.
Ask the class for their own definitions of ‘police’ and then compare them with those from the dictionary.
Given the prevalence of media portrayal of the police as, first and foremost, ‘crime fighters’, ask them to list other things that ‘maintaining civil order’ might involve. In dealing with this you should refer back to the details of the different departments noted at the end of the Police Service section.