Police Agencies & Patrol Worksheet

Police Agencies & Patrol Worksheet
Part 1: Agencies and Levels

As you have been learning and discussing, policing has many variables that span on multiple levels. A career in policing might occur at the local or municipal, state, or federal level. In this part of the assignment choose an agency at each level and share what you have learned.
Answer each of the following questions in 45 to 90 words minimum. Use your sources to support your points.
1. Identify police agencies at the federal, state and local levels.

2. Explain the difference between the scope and responsibilities for each agency you identified. Provide an example that illustrates the scope and responsibilities of each agency.

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Part 2: Patrol

Patrol work is considered the backbone of policing as patrol officers interact with the public throughout their shifts.
Answer each of the following questions in 45 to 90 words minimum. Use your sources to support your points.
1. Explain the difference between patrol and other roles within a police department. What are three functions of patrol work? Provide an example of each.

2. Describe different types of patrol and how each impacts crime and community relations.

3. Identify at least two improvements or innovations that have been incorporated to aid in patrol. How does each improve police patrol work?

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