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Areas of Study | | CRIM103 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: CRIM103
COURSE TITLE:Patrol Techniques
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will learn the organization and function of patrols and their methods, skills, and equipment.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The course will emphasize communication skills, contact with the community and over-all police image.  Role playing and practical exercises will be used to expose students to different aspects of police patrol procedures.  Students will learn techniques that will enhance safety and effectiveness in "Street" situations.


TOPICAL OUTLINE:
1. Introduction to Patrol Operations
2. Community Policing
3. Observation and Perception
4. Police Communications
5. Basic Patrol Procedures
6. Frequently Handled Assignments
7. Traffic Direction and Enforcement
8. Unusual Occurrences
9. Crimes in Progress
10.Preliminary Investigations
11. Interviews and Interrogations
12. Arrest, Search, Custody, and Use of Force
13. Reporting and Records
14. Officer Survival and Stress Reduction


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Thomas F. Adams, Police Field Operations. 7th Edition.
Robert S. Stering, Police Officer's Handbook. An Introductory Guide




EVALUATION:
Chapter Exams
Field Operations
Written Reports

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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