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Patrol Methods, Tactics, and Strategies

  • By: Hugh E. O'Rourke
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

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 ...

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