Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
A. Outline and describe the history of police patrol operations.
B. Describe the purposes of police patrol.
C. Describe the basic duties of police patrol officers.
D. Compare and contrast types of police patrol.
E. Articulate a code of ethics and demonstrate standards of ethical
F. Apply supervision and leadership practices which enhance human and
G. Communicate effectively, verbally and in written form.
H. Articulate a definition for community policing.
I. Analyze the philosophy, principles, and practices of community
J. Develop strategies designed to assist a community in the development of
a community-policing program.
K. Examine methods police use to identify problem areas in a policing
L. Articulate procedures required in preparation for patrol.
M. Demonstrate effective observation and perception techniques.
N. Determine the need to use protective weapons and techniques for officer
O. Describe procedures for vehicle stops and control of occupants.
P. Evaluate tactics by type of call.
Q. Synthesize information to identify and describe persons and property.
R. Describe procedure for field interrogation.
S. Demonstrate effective field note taking and crime scene reporting.
T. Analyze police patrol incidents to determine appropriateness of actions
U. Prepare for courtroom testimony.
V. Identify the duties and responsibilities of patrol officers.
A. History of Policing
B. Jurisdiction of Law Enforcement agencies
C. Roles and organization of the police
D. Critical issues in policing
E. Police officer Bill of Rights
F. Police officer skills and qualities
II. Professionalism, Ethics and Leadership in Policing
A. Law enforcement as a profession
B. Ethics and professional conduct
C. Law enforcement Codes of Ethics and Conduct
D. Prevention and correction of unethical conduct
E. Concept of leadership
F. Leadership in policing
A. Speech and interpersonal communication
B. Cross-cultural communication
C. Managing communication conflict
D. Tactical communication
E. Note taking and report writing
F. Radio operations
IV. Community Policing Philosophy and Strategy
A. Community policing defined
B. Officer competencies for community policing
C. Framework for community policing
D. Working with diversity
E. Building community partnerships
F. Community partnerships in action
A. Problem-solving techniques
B. Scanning, Analysis, Response, Assessment (SARA) problem-solving
C. Problem-solving in groups
D. Problem-solving through group consensus
E. Community mapping
F. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
G. Barriers to problem-solving
VI. Patrol: Preliminary Considerations
A. Attitude and Personal Performance
B. Training and education
C. Preparation for patrol
D. Officer safety and survival
E. Weaponless defense
G. Use of Force
H. Stress management
I. Lifetime fitness
J. Questions regarding patrol operations
VII. Patrol: General Operations
A. Types of patrol
B. Patrol equipment
C. Communications Systems and Equipment
D. Vehicle operations
E. Patrol techniques
F. Field interviews
G. Traffic management
H. Driving Under the Influence Cases
I. Collision response
J. Pedestrian stops
K. Foot pursuits
L. Vehicle stops
M. High speed driving and pursuits
N. Administrative duties
O. The police and the news media
VIII. Patrol: Crime Control
A. Crime statistics and trend
B. Overview of criminal law
C. Parties to a crime
D. Defenses to crime
E. Specific criminal offenses
F. Laws of arrest
G. Use of Force
H. Response techniques
I. Arrest and control of prisoners
J. Working with crime victims
IX. Patrol: Rules of Evidence and Search and Seizure
A. Types of evidence
B. Ways of presenting evidence
C. Witness testimony
D. Witness competency and credibility
E. Documentary evidence
F. Physical evidence
G. Testimonial privileges and privileged communications
H. Hearsay evidence
I. Search and seizure
J. Methods of identification
K. Miranda and admissions/confessions
X. Patrol: Special Situations
A. Lost and missing persons
B. Mentally imbalanced and intoxicated persons.
C. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
D. Emergency Medical Response
F. Dealing with juveniles
G. Animal control
H. Aircraft accidents
J. Environmental misfortune
K. Natural disasters
L. Dispute resolution
M. Civil disturbances
N. Bombs, bomb threats, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction
O. Disaster planning and response
P. Hostage situations
Q. Barricaded subjects
R. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Operations
A. Sources of information
B. Victim and witness interviews
C. Computerized databases
D. Preliminary investigations
E. Collision investigations
F. Criminal investigations
G. Crime scene processing
H. Role of forensic science
I. Surveillance and undercover assignments
J. Investigation of specific offenses
XII. Technology in Criminal Justice
A. Technology for patrol officers
B. Portable machines
C. Data terminals
E. Traffic investigation
H. Smart Gun
I. NCIC 2000