SRJC Course Outlines

5/10/2021 9:12:37 PMAJ 63 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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The course involves an examination of the theories, philosophy, principles and practices of community policing as well as the responsibilities, techniques and methods of police patrol.  Emphasis is placed on strategies designed to engage and assist a community in the development and implementation of solutions to police-related problems.  Operations, supervision, professionalism, ethics and leadership within the context of contemporary policing are studied.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of AJ 50


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENG100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The course involves an examination of the theories, philosophy, principles and practices of community policing as well as the responsibilities, techniques and methods of police patrol.  Emphasis is placed on strategies designed to engage and assist a community in the development and implementation of solutions to police-related problems.  Operations, supervision, professionalism, ethics and leadership within the context of contemporary policing are studied.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of AJ 50
Recommended:Eligibility for ENG100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Outline and describe the history and purposes of police patrol operations.
2. Describe the basic duties of police patrol officers.
3. Explain the theories of reactive, proactive and preventative patrol.
4. Articulate a definition for community policing and analyze the philosophy, principles, and practices of community policing.
5. Compare and contrast the philosophies underpinning community oriented policing.
6. Articulate a code of ethics and demonstrate standards of ethical conduct.
7. Apply supervision and leadership practices which enhance human and community relations.
8.  Examine methods and technology used to identify problems areas in a policing environment and articulate procedures required in preparation for patrol.
9.  Apply the theory and concept of escalating use of force.
10.  Analyze police actions to determine consistency with policing theories.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
       A. History of policing
       B. Jurisdiction of law enforcement agencies
       C. Functions of patrol
       D. Critical issues in policing
       E. Skills and qualities of a patrol officer.
II. Professionalism, ethics and leadership in policing
       A. Law enforcement as a profession
       B. Ethics and professional conduct
       C. Codes of Ethics and Conduct
       D. Detection, prevention, and correction of unethical conduct
       E. Concept of leadership
       F. Leadership in policing
III. Theories of community policing philosophy and strategy
       A. Community policing defined
       B. Framework for community policing
       C. Building community partnerships
       D. Developing partnerships in under-served communities
IV.   Theories of uniformed patrol plans
      A.  Kansas City Patrol plan
      B.  Chicago Policing Model
      C.  Broken Windows Theory
V.   Patrol: General Operations
     A.  Attitude and personal performance
     B.  Training, education and personal preparedness
     C.  Concepts of force application and management
VI.  Patrol:  Preliminary Considerations
      A.  Preventive, reactive and pro-active patrol
     B.  Patrol equipment
     C.  Patrol techniques
     D.  Vehicle operations
     E.  Media relations
     F.  Court appearances
VII.  Patrol Functions and Crime Prevention
     A.  Preventive patrol
     B.  Crime mapping
     C.  Crime trends
VIII.  Patrol Responses to Special Situations
     A.  Specialized  units and their functions
     B.  Interactive cooperation involving patrol and specialized units
     C.  Administrative responsibilities
IX.  Use of Technology
     A.  Data systems
     B.  Information tracking systems
     C.  Surveillance systems

Assignments:
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1. Assigned readings from the textbook (approximately 20 pages per week).
2. Research and writing assignments, including scenarios.  (2-4 papers).
3. Observational activities (i.e., ride-along with a peace officer).
4. Classroom presentations of research materials (2-3).
5. Written examinations (2-5).

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
35 - 40%
Observational activities report, written term project, and analysis of readings.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, essay; quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
classroom presentation of research


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Putting theory to Work: Implementing Situational Prevention and Problem Solving ;  J. Knutsson, R. Clarke ; (2006)
Changing Policing theories for a 21st Century Society; C. Edwards; (2005) Classic

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