Skip to content
Sell textbooks for cash during COVID-19 using our Mail-In program! Click Here.
Sell textbooks for cash during COVID-19 using our Mail-In program! Click Here.

Police Patrol: Operations and Management

by Pearson
Sold out
Compare Prices Online

Author: Hale, Charles

Brand: Pearson

Edition: 3rd

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 624

Release Date: 04-08-2003

Details: Product Description Based upon a practical application of theory with the “how-to” of “real world” policing, this book details the core functions of a police agency―covering patrol operations, goals, and strategies. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small police departments. KEY TOPICS Specific chapter topics discuss police patrol hazards, community-oriented policing, patrol force staffing and deployment, special issues in patrol operations, and upgrading patrol effectiveness. MARKET: For police practitioners, field supervisors, and middle managers. From the Back Cover Hale's Police Patrol, Third Edition covers patrol operations, goals, and strategies. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of police patrol operations. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small police departments in addition to coverage of community and problem oriented policing. This new edition discusses important issues such as: The most fundamental aspects of the patrol function―preparing for patrol and patrol techniques The role of the uniformed police officer in the criminal investigation process Community outreach programs including victim advocacy programs, citizen advisory councils, and school curricula Cultural diversity in the workplace The importance of integrity in police work Bias crime, stalking, and racial profiling Police Patrol will serve the needs of the law enforcement community and further strengthen and improve upon the police patrol effort. This third edition may prove to be especially useful to police personnel who are employed in accredited police agencies or in those that are considering or attempting accreditation. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. In the preface to the second edition of this book, I observed that so much had changed in the intervening years since the publication of the first edition in 1981 that the second edition was not merely a revision of the original text, but represented a significant change in theme and content, owing primarily to the impact of community-oriented policing on law enforcement. Now, eight years later, I find myself making the same declaration. The third edition ofPolice Patrol: Operations and Managementhas retained much of the material contained in the second edition, but has been expanded in several areas in order to serve the widest possible audience and to bring to the reader the most up-to-date information on the subject. While not all authorities have embraced the concept of national accreditation, none could doubt that accreditation has left an indelible mark on law enforcement and that it continues to be a positive force in the effort to upgrade the profession. It was with this thought in mind that, when I began preparing for this third edition, I determined to cross-reference accreditation standards wherever they served to reinforce points I was attempting to make in the text. This third edition may prove to be especially useful to police personnel who are employed in accredited police agencies or in those that are considering or attempting accreditation. I have added an entirely new chapter (Chapter 6) which covers some of the most fundamental aspects of the patrol function, including preparing for patrol, patrol techniques, and the role of the uniformed patrol officer in the criminal investigation process. These are important topics and they make a worthwhile addition to the text. A number of new areas are covered in other chapters as well. For example, I have expanded the discussion of community outreach programs in Chapter 11 by discussing such topics as the role of the police social worker, victim advocacy programs, citizen advisory councils and school programs. Chapter 14 has been expanded by including discussions of the important topics of cultural diversity in the workplace and the importance of integrity in police work. Other important issues, including bias crime, stalking,

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.0 x 1.4 inches

Languages: English