Chapter 6 Lecture NotesPolice officers on every level are accountable to the communities that they serve. From jurisdiction to jurisdiction, the duties that they perform might differ, as well as the way in which these duties are carried out. There are three operational styles of policing: •legalistic, in which arrests are administered in response to crimes •watchman, which involves a more informal conflict resolution approach to disputes•service, in which an officer will act in a way to assist members of the community. Most agencies of the law have four major domains: patrol, investigation, traffic and drug enforcement.Many agencies of the law employ the SARA method of problem solving: scanning, analysis, response and assess. We will discuss what is involved in each of these steps, and the benefits of this method.Effective officers have quick decision making skills, are expected to perform their field work with little supervision, are willing to endure the less glamorous side of police work and can deal in dangerous and hostile situations. We will discuss other qualities sought
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