Tompkins Cortland Community College

CRJU110 - Introduction to Policing


The course examines the design and implementation of police patrol operations, functions, duties, policies and procedures, and associated problems. Police discretion, use of force, liability, ethics, and landmark court cases are analyzed and applied. Contemporary cases and historic events are examined in conjunction with their roles and illustrations of police patrol methods and issues. Evolving changes within patrol operations, such as community policing, cultural diversity, and problem-solving policing are also studied. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100, MATH 090, and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.