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Number:CJ122
Name:Police Patrol Procedures
Description:This course is designed to review contemporary policy issues, programs, and strategies. Assessment of reform measures, and accountability mechanisms will be included. Detailed analysis of police practices, including patrol, investigation, specialized operations, and crime prevention..
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every spring semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): CJ121
or permission of instructor

Course Objectives

Identify basic preventive patrol methods utilized by officers.
"Define the concept of ""selective enforcement"""
Identify the characteristics of conspicuous vs. inconspicuous patrol techniques.
Identify criteria that an officer should consider when determining his/her patrol route for covering the beat area
Discuss contemporary patrol policy issues.
Explain why it is important to prepare a list of wanted persons or stolen vehicles for own use.
Identify incidents or potential problems related to patrol of parking lots.
Identify signs of illegal entry to businesses and dwellings.
Discuss Techniques to establish field contacts.
Identify factors indicating suspicious persons or vehicles.
Identify procedures to interview suspicious persons.
Identify circumstances typically requiring backup assistance.
Discuss crime prevention techniques.
Define the terms ethics and professionalism.
Identify why the highest ethical and moral standards are necessary for law enforcement officers.
Define the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and identify how it relates in terms of actions and performances.
Identify how immoral conduct by an officer adversely affects the officer in the performance of his official duties
Recognize those situations within his/her jurisdiction which may lead him/her to act in an unethical or immoral manner.
"Define what is meant by ""police discretion."""
Identify factors which prevent 100 percent enforcement of all laws.
Identify the relationship between the authority of the police officer and the dictates of the community.
Identify the factors influencing police discretion and the probable consequences of the use of police authority associated with various violations. For example: * The high speed pursuit of a minor traffic violator. * The reasonable belief that a private act of fornication has occurred. * The reasonable belief that an act of adultery has occurred. * The sidewalk solicitation of a physically handicapped person.
"Identify the possible alternatives to arrest in each of the situations listed above, which may be accepted as proper peace officer action. "

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Police Operations 1-4354-8866-0 Hess, Karen 5TH 10 Wadsworth, Inc
S 2010 POLICE OPERATIONS 0-534-63222-X HESS 4 WAD
S 2009 POLICE OPERATIONS 0-534-63222-X HESS 4 CENGAGE LEARNING
S 2008 POLICE OPERATIONS HESS 4 WAD
S 2007 POLICE OPERATIONS 0-534-63222-X HESS 4 THOMSON LEARNING
S 2006 POLICE OPERATIONS HESS 3RD 03
S 2003 Police Operations 0-314-20225-0 Hess 2 West
S 2002 Police Operations 0-314-20225-0 Hess 2 West
S 2001 Police Operations 0-314-20225-0 Hess 2 West
Thomas College. Beyond Education.