AJ 106: Patrol Procedures

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This course is a study of the responsibility, techniques, and methods of police patrol. This includes the areas of patrol distribution, selective enforcement, pull-over and approach methods, emergency pursuit driving, search of suspects and buildings, field interrogations, and procedures in handling "police-called-for" services. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the patrol responsibilities of the police agencies that the law enforcement officer must know
  • Illustrate the techniques and methods used in the field of law enforcement patrol
  • Apply classroom theory during a practical exercise, demonstrating knowledge of law, police procedure, and safe operation of firearm simulation equipment

Major Course Content

  1. The basis for modern policing
  2. Historical foundations for policing
  3. Police jurisdiction
  4. Police work as a profession
  5. Police operations: patrol
  6. Police operations: investigation
  7. Police culture
  8. Understanding and managing police authority
  9. Ethics and deviance
  10. Controlling police behavior
  11. Police civil liability
  12. The police and the community
  13. Job-related issues
  14. Simulation Exercises including use of firearms simulators
  15. Current challenges and future directions

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Legal Sourcebook - full edition

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Read assigned biography and analyze criminal conduct and identify aspects of criminal activity that may be encountered in patrol setting in a 3-4 page written assignment.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Read the assigned text and prepare for classroom discussion.
Answer discussion questions thoroughly at the end of each chapter in the assigned text.
Researching current law enforcement events and prepare a short presentation for the class.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture