Ch 4: Organization & Processes in Police Operations

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons to learn about the order and structure of the different operations of law enforcement. Take short quizzes at the end of every lesson for self-assessment.

Organization & Processes in Police Operations - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Policing operations are strictly organized, with all operational procedures overseen by a hierarchy of management officers. This chapter will teach you about the organization of police and introduce specific tactics for successful law enforcement. Take the post-lesson quizzes to measure your understanding of the material and feel free to contact knowledgeable instructors with any questions you may have. These lessons cover information including:

  • Specific law enforcement definitions & terminology
  • What is 'community policing'?
  • Ethics in policing
  • What are some legal restraints on the police?
  • Technology & policing
  • How is an arrest executed?

Video Objective
Watchman, Legalistic & Service Policing Styles Identify the three styles of policing and discuss differences in these approaches.
Ethics, Discretion & Professionalism in Policing See why professionalism, discretion, and ethics are important in policing today.
Police Management & Police Department Organization Learn about police management and the different types of organizational structures in American police departments.
Police Operations: Development & Functions List and discuss developments in police operations. Identify specialized police operational functions.
Police Recruitment & Selection: Approaches & Stages Examine the methods of acquiring new police officers.
Legal Restraints on Police Actions Evaluate the legally imposed restraints on policing.
The Arrest Process: Definition & Steps Learn about the entire procedure for making arrests.
Police Intelligence, Interrogations & Miranda Warnings Describe the intelligence function, including police interrogations, and explain the role of Miranda warnings.
Police-Community Relations: Importance & Comparisons Define and distinguish police-community relations.
The History of Police-Community Relations: Analysis & Strategies Look at a history of the relationship between communities and the police.
Future Law Enforcement Technological Tools Discover future law enforcement technological tools.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Organization & Processes in Police Operations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Watchman, Legalistic & Service Policing Styles

1. Watchman, Legalistic & Service Policing Styles

Police departments have their own style, or way of doing things. Three well-known policing styles are the watchman, legalistic and service styles. This lesson explains these policing styles and the differences in these approaches.

Ethics, Discretion & Professionalism in Policing

2. Ethics, Discretion & Professionalism in Policing

There are three main concepts used to define integrity in policing. They are ethics, discretion and professionalism. This lesson explains why ethics, discretion and professionalism are important in policing today.

Police Management & Police Department Organization

3. Police Management & Police Department Organization

All businesses must be organized and managed, including police departments. This lesson explains police management and describes the different types of police department organization.

Police Operations: Development & Functions

4. Police Operations: Development & Functions

What exactly goes into being a police officer? In this lesson, we are going to explore the general categories of police operations and discover what that means for law enforcement.

Police Recruitment & Selection: Approaches & Stages

5. Police Recruitment & Selection: Approaches & Stages

In this lesson, explore both the stages of candidate recruitment and selection and discover how modern police stations handle the process of choosing new officers. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Legal Restraints on Police Actions

6. Legal Restraints on Police Actions

Legal restraints on police actions are designed to protect individuals from abuses of police power. This lesson explains how legal restraints on police actions originate from the U.S. Constitution, and discusses abuse of police power.

The Arrest Process: Definition & Steps

7. The Arrest Process: Definition & Steps

In order to perform a legal arrest, police must follow a specific process. This lesson explains what constitutes a legal arrest and describes the arrest process.

Police Intelligence, Interrogations & Miranda Warnings

8. Police Intelligence, Interrogations & Miranda Warnings

Police departments must receive and disseminate critical information. This is known as the police intelligence function. This lesson explains the intelligence function, including police interrogations and the role of Miranda warnings.

Police-Community Relations: Importance & Comparisons

9. Police-Community Relations: Importance & Comparisons

The relationship between police and citizens in a community drastically affects the effectiveness of law enforcement. Explore this relationship, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The History of Police-Community Relations: Analysis & Strategies

10. The History of Police-Community Relations: Analysis & Strategies

The relationships between police and communities have changed several times across history. Explore some major policies, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Future Law Enforcement Technological Tools

11. Future Law Enforcement Technological Tools

What does the future of law enforcement look like? From GIS devices to translation software, new technological tools are changing how police and other law enforcement agencies do their jobs. Explore some of these tools, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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