Police Patrol: Operations, Procedures & Techniques


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What is the main focus of police patrol?

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1. Which of the following represents procedures used in police patrolling?

2. A and B are in a minor fender bender. Which of the following would likely be the procedure utilized by the police to handle the matter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although you've most likely seen several interpretations of police work on movies and TV, these have probably given you some misinformation on how police patrols actually work. More accurate information can be found in this lesson and attached assessment. The assessment questions will test you on basic information related to the topic, such as specific procedures and different types of patrol.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The purpose of police patrol
  • Specific patrol procedures
  • Procedures used in specific scenarios
  • Emergency response patrol
  • Different ways police can patrol

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions to test your recollection of police patrols and the different types of procedures used in them
  • Defining key concepts - in order to understand police patrols, make sure you can first define the different types of police procedures, such as preventative patrols, routine incident patrols and emergency response
  • Knowledge application - answer the questions in the assessment identifying different types of procedures based on examples, as well as the purpose of each procedure

Additional Learning

To learn more about policing, review the corresponding lesson called Police Patrol: Operations, Procedures & Techniques. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of police patrols
  • Different types of procedures
  • Preventative patrols
  • Routine incident patrols
  • Emergency response