Types of Police Patrols
Police patrols play a key role in accomplishing the task of the police. Patrol officers handle calls and make decisions on how best to handle situations at hand. Police personnel assigned in various methods of patrol utilize patrols in order to eliminate crime, accidents and incidences. Types of policing include foot patrol, motorcycle patrol, vehicle patrol, horse, air, marine and specialized patrols among others (Ortmeier, 2006). These patrols use different patrol techniques such as directed, random and strategic patrol techniques. Some techniques combine several types of patrols.
Planned random patrol involves unexpected and the occasional appearance of the police