SRJC Course Outlines

11/28/2023 10:38:31 AMAJ 63 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 63Title:  PATROL PROCEDURES  
Full Title:  Patrol Procedures
Last Reviewed:12/8/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The history and development of patrol philosophy; planning for field activities to include functions of patrol, traffic, and other preliminary investigative duties of the field officer, technique for planning patrol activities; handling complaints and request for services; mechanics of field interviews, searches, and arrest; the handling of traffic related problems; civil and domestic disturbances and other community crime incidents.

Course Completion of AJ 50

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Historical development, philosophy & concepts related to the patrol officer.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of AJ 50
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2010
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  To insure that students in the program are aware of and able to
 analyze the basic operations of the patrol officer. To combine
 patrol procedures and traffic functions into a conceptual course
 covering in depth the major criminal and civil incidents encountered
 by field officers.
 1.  The student, when presented with conceptual information, will
     identify central issues and strategies used in the modern
     philosophies of patrol activities.
 2.  The student will organize and analyze data so that deployment
     of patrol, traffic, and plainclothes patrol units can be
     scientifically deployed.
 3.  The student will know the cause and effect of efficient patrol
     techniques based upon a study of history of patrol so that
     modern tactics are used in the community.
 4.  The student will develop techniques for applying human relations
     to the tasks and procedures of patrol and traffic operations.
 5.  The student will perform to the satisfaction of the instructor
     in problem identification and solution of the different functions
     of patrol.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Philosophy and objectives of patrol services.
 2.  Attitudes and conduct.
 3.  Discretionary decision making.
 4.  Types of patrol.
 5.  Crisis interventions.
 6.  General patrol procedures and techniques.
 7.  Force as a means of compliance (mechanics of arrests).
 8.  Observation and perception.
 9.  Field interrogations.
10.  Preliminary investigations.
11.  Dynamics of group confrontations.
12.  Cooperative emergency services (mutual aid).
13.  Officer safety.
14.  Courtroom appearance.

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  1.  Notebook requirement.
 2.  Quizzes will cover material in lecture.
 3.  Each student will be required to know Section 836 of the Penal

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Reading reports, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 75%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  PATROL PROCEDURES by George Payton.

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