This new edition provides an overview of police patrol that combines theory with practical applications for police supervisors, executives, and those in support-service roles who want to know how their work contributes to public safety. It covers patrol operations, goals and strategies. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small police departments. The new edition adds coverage of community and problem oriented policing. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of police patrol operations. Includes a new chapter on community-oriented policing that reflects the latest developments in the field, as well as a new chapter on special issues in police patrol that highlights the police and the community, special problems and special people.
This book provides papers on police patrol purposes, patrol resource allocation, police community relations, communications and information systems and equipment. Specific articles in the area of patrol resource allocation examine the 4 day work week, the private use of police vehicles by off duty patrolmen, the use of computers to determine patrol distribution, and the use of crime control teams in patrol operations. In the area of improving police community relations, the contributing authors comment on experimental programs which deal with such matters as the use of civilian type clothing in place of the traditional police uniforms, the need for specialized training, and techniques for handling domestic disturbances and providing service for ghetto communities. In the final section, which contains articles on the use of technological devices in patrol operations, authors discuss such varied topics as the use of helicopters and automatic vehicle tracking devices in patrol operations, and the adoption of computer information storage and retrieval systems.
POLICE PATROL OPERATIONS is the most comprehensive modern patrol text available. Miller concisely depicts current police operations for the field. Scores of pictures provide readers with a complete understanding of the modern-day officer and the equipment required to "serve and protect." This text leads the reader from the basic purpose and function of patrol to the "big picture" of police operations. It discusses contemporary approaches to current problems encountered in the field. Miller thoroughly addresses the entire patrol function, including community-based policing, ethics, traffic, communications, substance abuse, vehicle operations, testimony, and report writing, along with officer survival tactics.
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For courses in Police Patrol Operations, Community Policing, Problem-Oriented Policing, and Introduction to Law Enforcement in both police academies and colleges. This global, yet concise, text presents a view of uniformed police patrol operations from the standpoint of law enforcement services provided in the field. It focuses on the importance of professionalism, leadership, ethics, and effective communications in a proactive community, while also looking at critical issues and problems facing police officers today. Heavy emphasis is placed on the police mission and the requirements for police officers in a contemporary, democratic society. The author has been a law enforcement and public safety practitioner, researcher, and educator for over 20 years.
Author: National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Category: Government publications
Selected analytic techniques and management strategies of a field test program to improve the utilization of police patrol resources are detailed. This program test design forms the basis for the field test, sponsored by the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (NILECJ). The goal of each field test effort is to determine the effectiveness of the elements or program strategies outlined in the document in various settings and to examine their applicability to other jurisdictions. A number of police departments have already experimented with one or more of the elements of the patrol management program. From this previous experimentation, NILECJ has created a composite of the best approaches in the field, which are to be implemented in three police departments in cities with populations ranging from 200,000 to 450,000. The primary objectives are to assess the impact of this configuration of techniques and strategies on patrol efficiency and to determine whether the program merits widespread replication. Traditional patrol allocation strategies are reviewed and evaluated. Then a program design is outlined, with techniques and strategy options for the program's two major processes: allocating resources (matching resource allocations to workload conditions) and undertaking directed activity (analyzing crime and service-oriented problems and developing strategies to solve those problems). An evaluation design is presented for use in determining the degree to which the test program achieved its objectives and in identifying conditions which inhibit or facilitate its successful implementation. The criteria used by NILECJ in selecting suitable test sites are briefly outlined, and a selected bibliography is provided.
This trusted book provides a focused, practical introduction to the key principles and practices guiding the operations of modern police departments. While maintaining its proven instructional approach and strong focus on community- and problem-oriented policing, the sixth edition of POLICE OPERATIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE reflects the latest trends and research shaping the day-to-day operations of progressive police departments. A new Perspectives from a First-Line Supervisor feature shares practical, applied information. Highlights include new and revised information on evolving technology, the police officer hiring process, how police use websites and social media to communicate with the public, patrol techniques, cultural diversity, cell phone use and laws, hazardous materials response, federal emergency response agencies, and cyberterrorism. The authors complement this wealth of information with an appealing writing style, numerous photos and illustrations, and real-life examples to engage your interest, enhance learning, and demonstrate the professional relevance of chapter material. Now better than ever, this convenient book is an ideal resource for law enforcement students and professionals who want an accessible, up-to-date guide to essential principles and current trends and practices in police operations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Patrol objectives for the police officer and supervisory personnel, and routine patrol procedures. The uniformed officer who patrols the street is the 'hub of the constantly turning wheel of law enforcement.' the material is presented with the understanding that, although operational plans are standardized, the police officer must continuously exercise discretionary powers. Individual chapters discuss performance expectations and records utilization. It is stressed that these duties must be carried out accurately and objectively. Additional functions which are covered concern control and riot prevention, field interviews, and police community relations. Again, it is emphasized that there is considerable leeway for individual interpretation. Other chapters focus on the initial phases of crime investigation and planning for emergency calls (crimes in progress). This illustrated manual should be beneficial to introductory law enforcement courses or police training sessions. Each section includes exercises and study questions, suggested semester or term projects, and selected references.
Intended for the staff of police departments, the handbook supplements the other materials of the Managing Patrol Operations (MPO) training workshops, focusing on the management of the patrol function in municipal police departments. The handbook introduces the purpose, activities, rationale, development, and logic of the MPO training program. One chapter offers suggestions for preparing for the delivery of the program in local departments, while another presents instructions and guidelines to be followed in the actual delivery. For each of the 15 workshop sessions, the handbook presents a summary explanation of objectives, time requirements, audiovisual equipment needs, MPO resource package references, methods of presentation, room arrangements, sequence of session activities, and a presentation outline for use by the instructor. An appendix lists various diagrams of how space used in the training is to be arranged. Sample evaluation forms, which can be used at the conclusion of each training day, are provided to assess the effectiveness of the event. The concluding portion contains a detailed description of the Criminal Justice Research Utilization Program and a description of current efforts to test, in three police departments, the MPO program as a management improvement system.
Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process with close to 100 students and faculty members, POLICE is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. POLICE is written by former police officers for future police officers and includes real-world examples, the latest in academic and practitioner research, and robust pedagogy in a concise, visually appealing format. The premium website includes interactive self-quizzing, flash cards, games, PowerPoints, instructor resources, and more. The authors, who have more than forty years' collective experience in police work and police education, provide a realistic and practical perspective of law enforcement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Get an exclusive insider's look at the roles, rewards, and stresses of policing and law enforcement! Now in its 5th edition, An Introduction to Policing has the same recipe for success as its previous editions: co-authors with extensive real-life experience in all ranks and assignments of policing, a solid blend of practical information and theory that covers who the police are, what they do, and how they do it, and an emphasis on current issues and topics. Unique to this edition is the expanded coverage of the very latest advances in technology, from mobile policing technology to video camera traffic enforcement and computer and digital forensics. The book has also been updated to cover campus law enforcement, law enforcement and illegal immigration, one-officer vs. two-officer patrol cars, and Reverse 911. Using extensively updated research and statistics throughout, this book is a must read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"Decision making in the police environment must take advantage of the latest advances in business and military management, but at the same time remain aware of the challenges associated with maintaining and restoring order on a day-to-day basis. The framework proposed in this book has been elaborated form the diverse experiences of the authors as managers, police officers and crime analysts; and shows how to effectively use intelligence for making decisions, which rules to respect when deploying resources and how to assess and monitor the impact of measures taken."--Publisher.
This book provides the “how to’s” of police patrol, focusing on how officers on the front line perform their duties (covering both skills and techniques), meet day-to-day challenges, and manage the tasks and risks associated with modern police patrol. Drawing on theory, research, and the experience of numerous practitioners, it provides practical daily checklists and guidance for delivering primary police services: • Conducting mobile and foot patrols • Completing a preliminary investigation • Canvassing a neighborhood • Developing street contacts • Building and sustaining trust • Delivering death notifications, and more. It features interviews with frontline officers, as well as both police chiefs and supervisors to examine the role of police officers in the 21st century and their partnership with, and accountability to, the communities they serve. In addition, this book explores how modern policing has evolved by examining the research, innovation, tradition, and technology upon which it is based. It provides new perspectives and ideas as well as basic knowledge of daily practices, offering value to new and experienced police and security personnel alike; students in criminal justice, law and public safety; community leaders; and others involved in advancing police operations and community well-being.
Bridge the gap between community and law enforcement! Inside you'll learn: - Management methods for improving community relations. - Strategies for successfully engaging youth. -Plans for leveraging patrol to increase positive relations & intelligence gathering. - Considerations when handling diversity, tolerance and hate crime issues. A Great Companion to 21st Century Policing.