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Police Field Operations, 8th edition

  • Thomas F. Adams

Published by Pearson (January 2nd 2013) - Copyright © 2014

8th edition

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Overview

The authoritative text in police field operations.

 

The result of over two years of revisions, Police Field Operations, Eight Edition brings this essential text up to date with the most recent developments in police practices and procedures. For years, Adams has served as the textbook standard for police departments and academies and academic programs across the country. Written from the perspective of a working police officer, the text presents the real-life scenarios an officer is likely to encounter while on-duty. It focuses on community policing, details how and why certain procedures are used, and provides instructional techniques from leading police academies.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Patrol Operations Objectives

Chapter 2: Community Policing

Chapter 3: Basic Patrol Procedures

Chapter 4: Frequently Handled Assignments

Chapter 5: Crimes in Progress

Chapter 6: Traffic Direction and Enforcement

Chapter 7: Special Challenges

Chapter 8: Arrest, Search, Custody, and Force Options

Chapter 9: Police Communications

Chapter 10: Witness Observation and Perception

Chapter 11: Interviews and Interrogations

Chapter 12: Preliminary Investigations

Chapter 13: Reporting and Records

Chapter 14: Officer Survival and Stress Reduction

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