Police Operations: Development & Functions


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When you see police officers driving around and watching for crime, which sort of officer are you most likely encountering?

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1. Which of these is NOT amongst the duties of a patrol officer?

2. What is one fundamental difference between patrol and investigative operations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The goal of this quiz and worksheet is to determine your knowledge of police operations and their developments. Questions explore unique characteristics, differences and benefits of types of police operations and officers. All questions in this quiz are multiple-choice and ask you to identify the best one of four answers presented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet gauge your ability to:

  • Choose the type of officer the fits a specific description
  • Recognize the duties of a patrol officer
  • Differentiate between patrol and investigative operations
  • Identify specialized units of law enforcement
  • Determine how normal police operations benefit from specialized police operations

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills using this worksheet and quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as patrol operations and investigative operations
  • Critical thinking - apply what you know about specialized police operations to examine information about normal police operations in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding patrol officers

Additional Learning

To better understand the developments of policy operations, review the lesson associated with this quiz and worksheet called Police Operations: Development & Functions. Once you've completed this lesson, you will understand:

  • The meaning of police operations and law enforcement
  • Major categories of police operations
  • How crime prevention occurs
  • Why social service is categorized as a police duty
  • What's entailed in the investigation of crime scenes and criminals