Watchman, Legalistic & Service Policing Styles


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What do we call a collection of a police department's methods, routines, and processes?

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1. Which method of policing places an emphasis on serving the public and helping the community?

2. Which method of policing places an emphasis on maintaining order, but through informal channels?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different formats of policing that are used in various police departments. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge on watchmen, legalistic, and service policing styles by asking about different terminology and differences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following styles and ideas:

  • Watchmen
  • Service
  • Legalistic
  • Policing styles
  • Differences between departments

Skills Practiced

These study skills will be put to practice as you review this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - Understand that policing style is a collection of the police department's methods, routines and processes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as legalistic and service policing styles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding watchman and how they carry out their policing duties

Additional Learning

Improve your knowledge on different policing styles by reviewing the accompanying lesson, which will address policing styles including:

  • Identify the differences between policing styles
  • Understand how the legalistic style works
  • Define policing style
  • Explain how the service style works