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CJC 206 - Police Operations

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a study of law enforcement from an operational perspective. Law enforcement functions such as patrol, communications investigations, traffic, special operations and other line and staff functions are reviewed. Officer safety and duty-related stress are also examined.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of policing in America.
  2. Explain the role and organization of police in America.
  3. Identify fundamental law enforcement concepts, theories and organizational philosophies.
  4. Apply these concepts, theories and organizational philosophies to real world settings.
  5. Explain the powers vested in police and limitations on those powers.
  6. Describe the types of patrol and responses to various community problems.
  7. Explain the influence of politics on police operations.
  8. Describe the relationship between law enforcement agencies and other governmental bodies.
  9. Explain the importance and relevance of planning in relation to police operations.
  10. Analyze the exercise of police discretion.
  11. Recognize the ethical dilemmas that arise in police work and develop a framework for ethical decision-making.
  12. Explain the integral relationship between police work and American culture, including but not limited to race, class, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability.
  13. Evaluate major contemporary issues in policing.
Listed Topics
  1. Assigning of manpower
  2. Concepts of strategic planning and evaluation
  3. Process of organization within a police agency
  4. Concepts of efficiency and effectiveness
  5. Functions and roles of individual units within a police agency
  6. Impact of officer safety on operational planning
  7. Service delivery from an operational perspective
  8. Community-oriented policing and problem-solving
Reference Materials
A contemporary text in the field.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/16/2013

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