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Parole

Parole

Parole Officers

In line with Michael Jacobson

about Parole in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Like probation officers, parole officers must balance two roles: cop and social worker. These roles, often in conflict with each other, are at the heart of what constitutes the job of a parole officer. More so than probation officers, parole agents have a greater law enforcement orientation. Everyone they supervise has already been to prison, and many have been convicted of violent offenses. In 1999, one fourth of everyone on parole supervision had been sentenced to prison for a violent crime, another 33% were drug offenders, and 31% were property offenders (Bureau of Justice Statistics, n.d.). By the end of 2002, there were more than 750,000 people under parole supervision in the United States of America. During that same year, about 470,000 people were released from prison and placed on parole (Glaze, 2003).

Patterson v. Illinois

Patterson v. Illinois

Patterson v. Illinois as a Leading U.S. Case

Patterson v. Illinois is one of the leading United States Supreme Court decisions impacting law enforcement in the United States, and, in this regards, Patterson v. Illinois may be a case reference for attorneys and police officers. As a leading case, this entry about Patterson v. Illinois tries to include facts, relevant legal issues, and the Court's decision and reasoning. The significance of Patterson v. Illinois is also explained, together with the relevance of Patterson v. Illinois impact on citizens and law enforcement.

Citation of Patterson v. Illinois

487 U.S. 285 (1988)

Payton v. New York

Payton v. New York

Payton v. New York as a Leading U.S. Case

Payton v. New York is one of the leading United States Supreme Court decisions impacting law enforcement in the United States, and, in this regards, Payton v. New York may be a case reference for attorneys and police officers. As a leading case, this entry about Payton v. New York tries to include facts, relevant legal issues, and the Court's decision and reasoning. The significance of Payton v. New York is also explained, together with the relevance of Payton v. New York impact on citizens and law enforcement.

Citation of Payton v. New York

445 U.S. 573 (1980)

Patrol

Patrol

Patrol Methods, Tactics, and Strategies

In line with Hugh E. O'Rourke

about Patrol in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Patrol has long been considered the backbone of police service. The London Metropolitan Police manual, written in 1829, required constables to patrol their assigned beats on foot and in uniform. All police departments based on the London model have followed this requirement. Patrol members are the visible manifestation of public security through the uniformed police presence in the community. The mere presence of the uniformed police officer on foot or in a marked vehicle is considered a deterrent to criminal activity because the criminal is never sure when the police officer will turn the corner. The patrol force is always the largest component of any police department and is staffed by police personnel who are considered generalists. Patrol members are trained and prepared to handle a wide variety of assignments ranging from criminal matters to calls for assistance from citizens.

Patrol Shifts

In line with Dennis Rodriguez

about Patrol in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Because most law enforcement agencies operate 24 hours a day, they schedule officers so that there is some coverage around the clock. Officers at the state and local level, at one time or another in their careers, deal with working a shift. It is a fundamental component of police work and is often arbitrated during contract negotiations. More than 20 million Americans currently work irregular schedules, night shifts, or extended hours. What may seem, on the surface, a rather insignificant issue can cause good officers to quit or even lose their jobs. Shift work is a constant source of contention within the law enforcement community. No shift pleases everyone, and generally, there is no one specific shift that is better than the other. It is up to the officers and the administration to decide which shift is the best to embrace.

Patrol Work

In line with Stephen D. Mastrofski

about Patrol in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Patrol work is the job of those officers who are least specialized in a general-purpose police department. Patrol officers are the point of first response for most of the work done by the agency, and as such, they are key decision makers about what the agency knows about matters of interest to the police. They also exert tremendous influence, if they do not outright determine, what the police are likely to do about matters brought to the agency's attention. Often called the backbone of the police department, the patrol division is invariably the largest unit in local agencies. A 2000 census of local police departments showed that 68% of all police were assigned to answer calls for service from the public, which is one of the central responsibilities of patrol officers.

Video in Patrol Cars

In line with Norma Manatu

about Patrol in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Perhaps no issue has been debated more hotly by both the public and law enforcement than the validity of police stops. The issue has touched nearly every large-city police department in the United States of America. Much of this debate focuses on how traffic and pedestrian stops transpire between the police and ethnic/ racial minorities. Since the 1980s, for example, the policy of profiling has been used as a campaign against drug trafficking throughout various states. Media coverage of the 1998 allegations that the New Jersey State Police used race as a criterion to combat such trafficking, as well as the 1991 Rodney King incident in Los Angeles, catapulted the issue of biased enforcement onto the national stage, fueling the debate.