Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

5.1 Describe the organization and structure of a typical police department and summarize the responsibilities of patrol.

5.2 Discuss public perceptions on the role of police of how and when police officers decide to use lethal force.

5.3 Identify unique characteristics of the subculture of policing.

5.4 Differentiate community policing from traditional approaches.

5.5 Discuss the main tenets of intelligence-led/ evidence-based policing.

5.6 Describe how police agencies have transformed and advanced in the 21st century.

5.7 Summarize the relationship between the use of force by an officer and a suspect’s behavior.