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.
Sheldon Greenberg, PhD, is Professor of Management and Leadership in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He began his career with the Howard County (MD) Police Department, serving in positions from patrol officer to bureau commander.
Chapter 1. Mastery: Advancing Police Patrol.- Module 1.1. The Concept of Mastery: Mastery of Essential and Advanced Skills.- Module 1.2. Oath of Office: Policing to the Oath.- Module 1.3. Landmines and pitfalls of police patrol.- Module 1.4. Patrol research, experiments, and innovation.- Chapter 2. Patrol Preparedness.- Module 2.1. Patrol officer daily preparedness and beat familiarity checklists.- Module 2.2. Patrol officer safety.- Module 2.3. Overcoming fatigue in patrol.- Module 2.4. Being supervised: Techniques for working with a supervisor.- Chapter 3. Patrol Operations.- Module 3.1. Techniques and tactics for conducting effective mobile patrol.- Module 3.2. Conducting an effective preliminary investigation.- Module 3.3. Conducting effective foot patrol.- Module 3.4. Traffic enforcement and collision (crash) prevention.- Module 3.5. Providing quality back up.- Chapter 4. Additional Patrol Functions.- Module 4.1. Building intuition: Developing a patrol officer's sixth sense.- Module 4.2. Conducting effective surveillance.- Module 4.3. Developing street contacts.- Module 4.4. Conducting neighborhood canvass.- Module 4.5. Night patrol.- Module 4.6. Patrol officer role in preventing acts of terror.- Chapter 5. Community.- Module 5.1. Building and sustaining trust.- Module 5.2. Making neighborhoods safer.- Module 5.3. Managing fear.- Module 5.4. Patrolling and protecting small businesses.- Chapter 6. Communication.- Module 6.1. Writing quality reports.- Module 6.2. Using language interpreters.- Module 6.3. Delivering death notifications