2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2023-2024 College Catalog

AJS 130 - The Police Function

Credits: 3
Lab/Lecture: Three lecture.

Theories of procedures and methods of operations with emphasis on the discretionary powers available to the working police officer. Career opportunities and current trends in law enforcement will be presented.
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
demonstrate by their scores on written assignments and exams, mastery of the basic patrol tactics and skills necessary to perform the following:             

  1. problem solving techniques;
  2. instruction interpretation;
  3. understanding of criminal justice vocabulary;                  
  4. explain the structure of the patrol tactics;         
  5. how a police agency develops the systems and tactics for establishing patrol districts and support systems for the field officer;
  6. describe the management and organizational processes which affect patrol concerns;     
  7. describe the impact which the choice of a patrol planning system has on the ability of a given agency.