Learning Objectives

1. Explain why the way that police view their role determines the nature of the functions they perform

2. List the priorities of the three main styles of policing

3. Describe how the three approaches to allocation are used to determine the appropriate number of police personnel for jurisdictions

4. Evaluate the effectiveness of each of the four main forms of patrol

5. Discuss implications of the seminal Kansas City preventive patrol experiment and other similar research results

6. Describe the strategies to evaluate officer and agency performance

7. Identify how the relationship between the local police and the local media can either enhance or hinder police–community relations