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Police Operations

Patrol Function
Categories
Crime prevention - pro-active deterrence

Law Enforcement - reactive deterrence

Order Maintenance - security

Social Services - community welfare



Patrol as a function

Constant Movement

Prevent/deter crime

Eliminate opportunity for crime


Patrol Activities and Purposes
Crime Detection and Traffic Control and
Prevention Enforcement
Apprehension of Parking Enforcement
Criminals & Wanted Law Enforcement Reduce
Suspects Citizens Fear of Crime
Data & Information Detect and Enforce Code
Collection and Safety Violations
Report Writing & Rapid Responses to
Documentation Emergencies
Public Assistance Public Relations
Peace Keeping and Police Visibility
Order Maintenance Property Protection
Conflict Resolution
Method of Patrol Techniques of
Patrol

Foot Patrol Routine Patrol


Motorcycle Patrol Directed Patrol
Motorized Patrol D-Runs
Bike Patrol Saturation Patrol
Horse Patrol Split Force
Aircraft Patrol Suspect-Oriented
Watercraft Patrol Patrol
PATROL SUPERVISION
Hands on - supervisor involved in day to
day activities

Command - supervisor shows up at incident


sites and gives orders

Counsel - supervisor available and when


requested shows up at incident sites

Traffic Enforcement
Activities Purposes

Issue Traffic Citations Insure Safety of Public


Issue Parking Citations Reduce Accidents and
Investigate Traffic Injuries
Accidents Collect Information
Arrest Drunk Drivers Make Criminal Arrests
Enforce Seatbelt Laws Enforce Laws
Direct Traffic Facilitate Traffic Flow
Purposes of Criminal
Investigation

Determine whether or not a Develop and follow up all


crime has been committed. clues.
Decide if the crime was Locate and apprehend the
committed within the perpetrator.
investigators jurisdiction. Aid in the prosecution of the
Discover all facts pertaining offender by providing
to the complaint. evidence of guilt that is
Gather and preserve physical admissible in court.
evidence. Testify effectively as a
Identify the perpetrator. witness in court.
Recover stolen property.
Specialized Units and Operations

Special Weapons & Domestic Violence


Tactics Sex Crimes
Vice & Drugs Internal Affairs
K-9 Crime Prevention
Organized Crime Juvenile & School
Community Services Service
Crime analysis Intelligence
POLICE OPERATIONS
PATROL - 50 % OF FORCE ~ 80 % OF BUDGET

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (Detectives) - SOLVE 20


% OF CASES SOLVED IN DEPT case screening

TRAFFIC

SUPPORT/SPECIAL SEVICES