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Learning Objectives

  1. List Manning’s assumptions created by American patrol officers that define the police subculture.

  2. Describe the problem of projecting an unrealistic image of the nature of law enforcement to the public.

  3. Discuss Wilson’s three styles of policing.

  4. Identify and discuss Bittner’s three reasons the military model is attractive to police planners.

  5. List and discuss the three primary goals of police patrol.

  6. Briefly describe what happens during investigation.

  7. Tell why traffic enforcement can be among the most dangerous aspects of police work.

  8. Give a few examples of extraordinary police duties.

  9. Discuss the importance of police discretion.

  10. Examine the importance of the Fourth Amendment to law enforcement.

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