Police Operations: Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-08-15
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This introductory text covers all major areas of police operations with a focus on community-oriented and problem-oriented policing, which reflects the current direction of progressive police departments. Providing a comprehensive presentation of police operations, the authors incorporate the latest research on patrol techniques, cultural diversity, and changes in police administration policy. The text goes beyond the traditional focus on the patrol function of policing, but is still geared towards the student pursuing a career in law enforcement. Known for solid coverage of basic policing principles and practices, this text one of the few texts in this market intended purely for the police operations course, and not for a combination of introduction to law enforcement and police operations courses. Wrobleski brings a practical and professional knowledge with a practitioner's point of view, while Hess brings her experience of over 25 years of developing instructional products.

Table of Contents

SECTION I The Basics Behind Effective Police Operations 1(102)
Police Operations in Context: The Structure Behind the Scene
Communication: The Foundation of Police Operations
Operational Skills: Performing within the Law
SECTION II Getting the Job Done: Basic Police Operations 103(204)
Patrol: The Backbone of Police Operations
Traffic: Policing in a Country on the Move
Crime, Disorder and Quality-of-Life Issues: Responding to the Call
Violence: At Home, in the Classroom, on the Job
Emergency Situations: When Disaster Strikes
SECTION III Specialized Police Operations 307(124)
Criminal Investigation
Responding to Children and Juveniles: Our Nation's Future
Gangs and Drugs: Two National Threats
SECTION IV The Personal Side of Police Operations 431(69)
Physical and Mental Health Issues: Keeping Fit for Duty
Liability and Ethics: Is It Legal? Is It Moral?
A Look Ahead 500

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