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NCJ Number: 94514 Find in a Library
Title: Police Field Operations
Author(s): T F Adams
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 397
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for law enforcement students, this volume outlines police office and field procedures and the law enforcement officer's role in the community.
Abstract: The text reviews the objectives of field operations, including patrol function and distribution, and highlights the importance of attitude preparation as it affects the patrol and the officer's responsibility. An examination of the various internal and external factors involved in observation and perception, and the process of identifying persons and property are also presented. Basic procedures in telephone, radio, and teleprinter communications, as well as such modern equipment as computers and recall signal devices are covered. Verbal and nonverbal communications skills are highlighted. Additional chapters look at interview and interrogation techniques; field notetaking, basic report writing, and recordkeeping; routine assignments; and handling in-progress personal and property crimes through effective communications and teamwork. Final chapters cover unusual occurrences such as natural disasters; crowd control and riot prevention; arrest, search, and custody; and officer safety. Chapter summaries, exercises, study questions, and references are provided. Illustrations and an index are included.
Index Term(s): Interview and interrogation; Patrol; Police education; Police human relations training; Police policies and procedures; Police records; Police reports; Police telecommunications systems; Report writing
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