POLICE PATROL OPERATIONS is the most comprehensive modern patrol text available. Miller concisely depicts current police operations for the field. Scores of pictures provide readers with a complete understanding of the modern-day officer and the equipment required to "serve and protect." This text leads the reader from the basic purpose and function of patrol to the "big picture" of police operations. It discusses contemporary approaches to current problems encountered in the field. Miller thoroughly addresses the entire patrol function, including community-based policing, ethics, traffic, communications, substance abuse, vehicle operations, testimony, and report writing, along with officer survival tactics.
1. Introduction. 2. Ethics in Law Enforcement. 3. Preparing for Duty. 4. Basic Concepts of Patrol. 5. Police Communications. 6. Handling Calls for Service. 7. Vehicle Operations. 8. Traffic. 9. Substance Abuse. 10. Field Interviews. 11. Arrests. 12. Investigations and Reports. 13. Courtroom Procedures. 14. Civil Disturbances and Other Disasters. 15. Officer Survival. 16. The Future of Law Enforcement.