Police Patrol Officer: Purpose, Tasks & Methods


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What is a patrol officer?

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1. Which of these is not one of the general duties of a patrol officer?

2. What is the Miranda warning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these resources to identify what you know about the job of a police patrol officer. Questions you'll be answering include identifying what a patrol officer is and knowing their general duties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will help you to:

  • Explain a Miranda warning
  • Identify the most effective form of police patrol
  • Define community policing

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the job of a police patrol officer
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as community policing and patrol officer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a Miranda warning

Additional Learning

This lesson will help you to learn more about the subject. The lesson is named Police Patrol Officer: Purpose, Tasks & Methods and it will cover the following study objectives:

  • Explain what a beat is, with regard to a police officer
  • Assess methods of police patrolling
  • Understand the importance of a police patrol officer