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 Prevention Apprehension of Criminals & Wanted Suspects Data & Information Collection Report Writing & Documentation Public Assistance Peace Keeping and Order Maintenance Conflict Resolution Traffic Control and Enforcement Parking Enforcement Law Enforcement Reduce Citizens’ Fear of Crime Detect and Enforce Code and Safety Violations Rapid Responses to Emergencies Public Relations Police Visibility Property Protection
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 Traffic Enforcement Issue Traffic Citations Issue Parking Citations Investigate Traffic Accidents Arrest Drunk Drivers Enforce Seatbelt Laws Direct Traffic Insure Safety of Public Reduce Accidents and Injuries Collect Information Make Criminal Arrests Enforce Laws Facilitate Traffic Flow Activities Purposes
Purposes of Criminal Investigation Determine whether or not a crime has been committed. Decide if the crime was committed within the investigator’s jurisdiction. Discover all facts pertaining to the complaint. Gather and preserve physical evidence. Identify the perpetrator. Develop and follow up all clues. Locate and apprehend the perpetrator. Aid in the prosecution of the offender by providing evidence of guilt that is admissible in court. Testify effectively as a witness in court. Recover stolen property.
Specialized Units and Operations Special Weapons & Tactics Vice & Drugs K-9 Organized Crime Community Services Crime analysis Domestic Violence Sex Crimes Internal Affairs Crime Prevention Juvenile & School Service 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