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Inspectors General

  • By: Anne Ternes
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The first Inspectors General—one for infantry and one for cavalry—were appointed by the French Army in 1668 and had the principal duties of reviewing the troops and reporting to the King. During the American Revolution, George Washington adopted the concept, charging ...

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