CRJ 216 - Police Operations
This course gives students a glimpse of what students can expect to learn at a police academy while covering topics such as traffic stops, radar operation, accident investigation, arrest procedures, searching, and police report writing. Emphasis is placed on the ethical considerations in police work and distinguishing media myth from police work reality.
Prerequisite: CRJ 111 Administration of Justice
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Make a safe traffic stop.
2. Explain acceptable police behaviors in typical ethical traps.
3. Recite the law enforcement phonetic alphabet and police “10-Code”.
4. Calculate speed by means of a stopwatch.
5. Determine minimum speed from skid marks.
6. Diagram a simple accident scene using standard police procedures.
7. Safely direct traffic.
8. Explain how police radar functions, including the echo effect and Doppler Effect.
9. Conduct a standard field sobriety test.
10. Explain how blood alcohol is measured.
11. Demonstrate the process for field note taking and effective report writing.
12. Conduct a field interview.
13. Properly pat down, detain, search, arrest, and handcuff a suspect.
14. Conduct a background investigation.
15. Recite the Miranda warnings.
16. Explain safe weapons handling (and when possible, demonstrate safe weapons handling).
17. Explain New York’s Penal Law of deadly force.
18. Identify resources common to most communities that may be used to assist the police function.
19. Explain the process for responding to crimes in progress.
20. Complete an “Academy Notebook”.
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