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Police Operations

Course NumberCJ 112W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 1 or WRITING LEVEL 1. Studies patrol as a basic police function, including both the theoretical and functional aspects. Covers the responsibilities of, purpose, methods, types and means of police patrol. Exams patrol strength layout, beats, technological advancements affecting the patrol officer. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe the practical and theoretical aspects of major police functions.
  1. Describe types of police roles, patrol and procedures, and various concepts of preparation for patrol.
  2. Explain necessity of crime prevention, complete knowledge of district and radio reporting techniques.
  3. Explain importance of field interviews, contracts and appropriate report writing to convey knowledge to superiors.

Demonstrate an understanding of techniques of motorized and/or foot-type patrol when conducting so-called routine field patrol procedures.
  1. Illustrate various methods of safely stopping the traffic violator and the positioning of vehicles.
  2. Cite advantages and disadvantages of day & night shift foot and motorized patrol, it would include techniques and responsibilities of:
    1. Building checks
    2. Window smashes
    3. Disturbances
    4. Vice control
    5. Prowler calls
    6. Held the officer calls
    7. Crime scene preservation

Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of arrest in a variety of patrol situations.
  1. Describe methods of responding to a variety of felony in progress calls (burglary, robbery and assaults).
  2. Explain necessity of proper building searches.
  3. Diagram making felony vehicular (autos, vans & cycle) stops.
  4. Cite methodology of searching and handcuffing prisoners.
  5. Describe and assess the significance of following court cases:
    1. Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. (1968)
    2. Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)
    3. Gideon v. Wainwright, 392 U.S. 335 (1963)
    4. Escobedo v. Illinois, 378 U.S. (1964)
    5. Miranda v. Arizona, 348 U.S. (1966)

Cite patrol officer responsibilities as they pertain to special cases encountered somewhat routinely (e.g. service calls).
  1. Describe importance of handling mentally ill, attempt suicide, and intoxicated persons.
  2. Indicate basic duties for requests to watch & check, wire down, animal control, lost children and fire scenes.
  3. Relate the importance and techniques of proper court room testimony.

Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate vocabulary.
  1. Define and explain the terms included in the handout provided by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
  1. Document attainment of skills learned.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  1. Articulate important ideas.
  2. Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
  3. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
  4. Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  1. Analyze course content in written form.
  2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.

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