Police Officer's Handbook: An Introductory Guide provides you with an understanding of the situations, problems, and conflicts that police officers face daily. This is an indispensable resource for law enforcement students and professionals. The Police Officer's Handbook is divided into two parts. Part One discusses what police officers do and how they accomplish their tasks. It also takes a closer look at the role of the police officer today. Part Two offers you an opportunity to put yourself into the role of the police officer. Through scenarios you will examine some of the day-to-day incidents that police officers face on the street. After reading this text, you will gain practical knowledge and understand how to resolve a variety of conflicts. After reading this text, you will: Receive a thorough overview of patrol procedures with an emphasis on interacting with the public. Learn how to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions. Learn the amount of force deemed appropriate to resolve a dangerous situation. Learn about the proper demeanor and tactics -- verbal, physical, assertive, or passive -- to use to resolve an incident. Learn how to apply information from life experiences, the media, and common sense to a given situation.
Part One: The Basics
Chapter 1: The Police: Who Are They and What Do They Do?
Chapter 2: What Types Oo Calls Do the Police Respond To?
Chapter 3: Equipment and Technology: How It Affects Patrol
Chapter 4: What Do Communities Expect from Police Officers?
Chapter 5: Preliminary Reports
Chapter 6: Follow-Up
Chapter 7: Taking the Police Report to the Next Step--Court
Chapter 8: Interviews and Interrogations
Chapter 9: General Searches and Searches of Persons
Chapter 10: Motor Vehicle Searches
Chapter 11: Building Searches
Part Two: Putting it Together
Chapter 12: Motor Vehicle Stops: Minor Infractions and Traffic Violations
Chapter 13: Motor Vehicle Stops: Driving Under the Influence--Drugs or Alcohol
Chapter 14: Motor Vehicle Stops: Dangerous Situations
Chapter 15: Domestic Violence
Chapter 16: Suspicious Persons, Motor Vehicles, and Activities
Chapter 17: Alarm Responses
Chapter 18: Pulling It All Together
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 12th January 2005
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition