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First Peelian principle

To prevent crime and disorder


Second Peelian principle

Ability of police to perform their duties depends on public approval of their exsistance.


Third Peelian principle

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


Fourth Peelian principle

Any degree of co-operation from the public diminishes proportionately he necessity of the use of force


Fifth Peelian principle

Seek and preserve public favour not by pandering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law


Sixth Peelian principle

Use physical force when necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be sufficient


Seventh Peelian principle

Police 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.

In essence maintain public relationships


Eighth Peelian principle

Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to unsurp the powers of the judiciary.

Police uphold law
Judiciary to punish


Ninth Peelian principle

Test of efficiency is the absence of crime and not the visible evidence of police action