Ch 5: Roles in a Police Department

About This Chapter

Watch this chapter's informative video lessons to learn about the different positions within a police department. Take a short multiple-choice quiz for self-assessment at the end of every lesson.

Roles in a Police Department - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

There are many job specializations for the police within every department. Police officers work in these various specializations to fulfill different needs. The lessons in this chapter cover the roles that an officer might assume based upon education, training and work experience.

After studying the material, take a multiple-choice quiz to measure how well you've retained the lesson information and feel free to contact a qualified instructor with any questions that you may have. These lessons cover such specifics as:

  • Methods used by police patrol officers
  • Duties of traffic officers
  • Changes in detectives' roles over time
  • Causes of tension between line & staff employees

Video Objective
Police Patrol Officer: Purpose, Tasks & Methods Look at the role and job duties of patrol officers.
What are the Duties of the Traffic Officer? Learn about the tasks and responsibilities of traffic officers.
The Police Detective: Evolution & Duties Examine the development of the police detective.
Line & Staff Employees in the Police Department Distinguish between line and staff police employees.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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