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The purpose of this order is to establish the ______ Division of the Office of the Sheriff, and to provide the patrol officer with information as to their function as a ________ with the Office of the Sheriff.


Police Officer


The goals of the Patrol Division of the Office of the Sheriff will be:
1. ___________
2. ___________
3. ___________
4. ___________
5. ___________

1. to respond to calls for service within the community

2. conduct preliminary as well as complete, thorough investigations of incidents of a police nature

3. protect life and property

4. prevent crime and disorder

5. preserve the peace.


Patrol Officers will follow the _____________ when relaying all communications and requests. The exception to this rule would be in ___________ where the element of time renders this procedure impractical and ineffective in the proper and expeditious performance of duty.

chain of command

emergency situations


The chain of command for the patrol Division is as follows:

1. Chief of Patrol (East and West);
2. Zone Commander (Assistant Chief);
3. Watch Commander (Lieutenant); and
4. Sergeant.


The Patrol Officer works directly under the command of a _________ within a squad structure.

Patrol Sergeant


Officers are responsible for adhering to the
______, ______ and _______
and ________ set forth by the Office of the Sheriff.




core values


The Patrol Officer shall:

1. Respond to calls for ________ and _______ service;




The Patrol Officer shall:

2. Become familiar with the people and activity in their assigned area so as to be able to recognize ______ or ______ activities;




The Patrol Officer shall:

3. Become familiar with the city in order to render intelligent and helpful assistance to the_____;



The Patrol Officer shall:

4. Strive by every lawful means to:

a. Protect lives;
b. Prevent the destruction of property;
c. Prevent the commission of crimes;
d. Preserve peace and order; and
e. Suppress all forms of organized crime and vice activities.


The Patrol Officer shall:

5. Patrol and inspect with diligence every part of their assigned areas as often as possible.

a. Emphasis should be placed on areas of high crime potential.

b. The patrol effort should be at random and not according to a fixed routine.

c. Extra vigilance should be given to businesses during the hours in which they are closed.

d. Regulate certain businesses or activities as required by law.

e. Officers must pay particular attention to:

(1) Ascertaining that peddlers or solicitors are properly licensed;

(2) Motor vehicles to determine if they are stolen, used in the commission of crime, or operated according to applicable traffic laws;

(3) Being friendly toward children and watchful over their welfare;

(4) Assisting destitute or stranded persons/motorists; and

(5) Taking into charge runaway children, people who are lost, senile, or mentally deficient.


Officers should not leave their assigned areas without approval of a ______ or as required by official police business.



The Patrol Officer shall:

6. Enforce applicable traffic laws as well as:

a. Assist in traffic control as needed;

b. Taking notice of and reporting any;

(1) Obstruction,

(2) Traffic hazards or impediments,

(3) Malfunctioning traffic signals, and

(4) Traffic signs down or missing.


The Patrol Officer shall:

7. Take into custody property which has been lost, stolen, or abandoned, and submit that property to the ________ according to Sheriff's Office procedures.

Property Room


The Patrol Officer shall:

8. Write required reports according to guidelines established in the _________.

Field Report Manual


The Patrol Officer shall:

9. Properly prepare ____ and testimony for trials, hearings, and depositions etc.



The Patrol Officer shall:

10. Conduct preliminary and follow up investigations properly and thoroughly by:

a. Contacting and interviewing victims, witnesses, and/or suspects;

b. Protecting and maintaining crime scenes and evidence;

c. Making arrests when necessary;

d. Conducting searches and seizures in accordance with applicable laws and Sheriff's Office policies; and

e. Reporting information to the appropriate organizational components.


The Patrol Officer shall:

11. Carefully investigate all calls for service and matters brought to the ________, and take appropriate action in cases which fall under the purview of the police.

officer's attention


The Patrol Officer shall:

12. Ensure that his status is accurately reported to dispatch whether it is through documenting the status via the ___ and/or the radio.



The Patrol Officer shall:

13. Take the initiative on any police matter concerning public welfare, the ________, and its citizens, including using directed patrol activities.



The Patrol Officer shall:

14. Perform the duties prescribed for _________ (P.I.C.) as required.

Patrol Officer-In-Charge


Officers shall establish good relationships with the public through ________ and ________ being ever mindful that people often form their impression of the Sheriff's Office through their contacts with individual officers. A positive, professional attitude in all situations reflects favorably on the reputation of the entire organization.

cooperation and understanding


All officers shall be knowledgeable about _______ that promote crime prevention programs and activities.



In an effort to foster a closer relationship between the police and the community, officers assigned to the Patrol Division will participate in the program known as _________

"Operation Contact".


________ is a program in which officers make personal contacts with citizens, inspect parks and/or businesses in their assigned areas during their tours of duty.

"Operation Contact"


Each officer assigned to the day watch and evening watch shall be required to make contact with at least ___ resident, or physically inspect ____ park in his assigned area on a daily basis. This contact shall not be related to any call for police service or investigation but shall be geared toward applying and promoting the principles of __________.


Community Policing


Officers assigned to the Midnight Watch will be required to get out of their vehicles and physically inspect at least one (1) business or one (1) park in their assigned area during their tours of duty and document their inspections by leaving an ________ in a conspicuous place at the business.

"Operation Contact" Card (P-1768)


In addition to completing the required information on the Operation Contact Card, officers should place in the comments section any suggestions on how the proprietor might add to existing security measures or provide additional ________.

safety measures


Due to their unique working hours, officers assigned to the ____ Watch shall make contact with either a resident or physically inspect one park in his assigned area or one park and one business (as mentioned in A.1. and 2. above) during their tours of duty.



Contacts with individual citizens and park or business inspections will be documented as outlined in B.2 below. Supervisors shall ensure that officers are making these contacts by reviewing CAD activity logs at least _____.



1. Officers shall not concentrate on a small group of ____, ______ or _______ as their source of contacts.

people, park or businesses


The intent of "Operation Contact" is for officers to introduce themselves to a large variety of citizens and businesses for the purpose of applying and promoting the principles of __________.

Community Policing


Officers shall check out with HQ via MDC on a signal ___ when making the contacts.



Officers shall not make contacts during the officers' _____ nor other out of service times not specifically related to "Operation Contact."

meal breaks


The goals of the Patrol Division of the Office of the Sheriff will be to:

- respond to calls for service within the community;

- conduct preliminary as well as complete,

- thorough investigations of incidents of a police nature,

- form partnerships within the community and proactively deal with its concerns,

- the protection of life and property,

- prevention of crime and disorder

- and the preservation of the peace.


__________ is an organizational-wide philosophy and management approach that promotes community, government and police partnerships, proactive problem solving, and community engagement to address the causes of crime, fear of crime, and other community issues.

Community policing


The philosophy of community policing revolves around _________ and problem solving, or problem oriented policing. It encourages officers to identify and address the root causes of underlying conditions of problems that generate or contribute to calls for service, and to foster and utilize a variety of internal and external resources to deal with those problems proactively and for long term effect. Enforcement should be used where appropriate, but other non-traditional responses should also be considered and incorporated.

community partnerships


For community policing to be successful, it requires input for active participation of local government, civic and business leaders, public and private agencies, churches, schools, hospitals, and __________. Community policing takes time and thought.

individual citizens


The benefits of community policing include:

1. Increased potential of impacting crime, fear of crime, and quality of life issues;

2. More effective strategies by coordinating and leveraging resources from all sectors of the community;

3. Increased trust and understanding;

4. Creation of a network of assistance, guidance, and technical support in problem solving; and

5. A more strategic approach for long term impact.


It is the responsibility of all members of the Sheriff’s Office to promote the philosophy of community policing and engage in ____________.

problem oriented policing.


_________ requires a methodical approach and careful analysis, both during and after implementation, to determine the most effective response to a situation that requires police action.

Problem oriented policing


The ____ model (scan, analyze, response, and assess) is a standard for such activity, and has four essential steps:



The SARA model:

1. Scan – Identify the problem.

a. During this process, three conditions must exist:

(1) A problem must involve a group of incidents of a similar nature or ones that are related;

(2) The problem is causing harm or has the potential to cause harm; and

(3) The public expects the police to handle the problem.
b. During the Scan process, officers should:

(1) Identify local concerns through citizen, business, etc. contacts; and

(2) Prioritize those concerns.


The SARA model

2. Analyze – Investigate the problem.

a. Determine why the problem is occurring in this area, considering, among other points:

(1) The type of victim;
(2) The type of suspect;
(3) The time of the day, and day of week; and
(4) The physical characteristics of the area.

b. The officer should utilize his own observations, community input, crime analysis data, and other sources of information in the problem analysis and when formulating a response.

(1) A number of possible solutions should be generated,
(2) Solutions can be complex or simple, depending on the problem, and
(3) Solutions should involve community resources and involvement, if at all possible.


The SARA model

3. Response – Implement a solution.

a. Consider:

(1) How the officer can solve the problem through:
(a) Traditional police responses, or
(b) Non-traditional responses (Coordination of other resources).

(2) How the officer can teach the affected residents or businesses to solve the problem through:

(a) Education, or
(b) Referrals to the appropriate agency or resource.

(3) How the officer can facilitate solving the problem through community involvement.

(a) The solution should be geared toward:

(i) Elimination of the problem;
(ii) Reducing the number of incidents the problem generates;
(iii) Reducing the seriousness of the incidents the problem creates;
(iv) Designing methods for better handling of the incidents it creates; or
(v) Removing the problem from police consideration.

(b) Traditional responses include:

(i) Arrests, service of Search Warrants, surveillance, use of Field Investigation reports, use of Crime Analysis Unit data, etc.; and

(ii) Primarily, enforcement –oriented actions that rely mainly on internal, or Department resources.

(c) Non-traditional responses include:

(i) Having environmental factors which contribute to or cause a problem removed or altered, mobilizing city or other agencies, local businesses, and private concerns to deal with problems best handled by them, or those which can provide services that will positively affect a neighborhood, educating those affected by a problem how they can contribute toward a solution, etc.; and

(ii) Responses that often rely on information, resources and solutions from outside the agency, and are geared toward community involvement.


The SARA model

4. Assessment – Evaluate the solution.

a. The officer should determine the impact and effectiveness of his solution through:

(1) Crime analysis data;
(2) A review of calls for service for the area of address;
(3) Visual observation; and
(4) Feedback from affected citizens or businesses.

b. Failures should be expected and used as a learning tool. If the solution implemented did not achieve the desired result, repeat the process.

c. Information learned should be shared with other officers and units.


The objective of establishing a Departmental or Interdepartmental _______ is to utilize all resources available to meet an immediate need.

Task Force


The goal of the Sheriff’s Office is to provide the citizens of the City of Jacksonville with the most efficient level of police service possible. This may entail utilizing resources and personnel from within other Departments or Divisions in the Sheriff’s Office to:

1. Establish communication links to facilitate information exchange and afford input into solutions; and

2. Refer media inquiries or inquiries for additional information to the appropriate staff member or designee.


A _________ of any unit within the Agency may address the need to establish a Task Force for a given reason.

commanding officer


The initial approval for the Task Force must be submitted through the chain of command to the respective _______ of the affected Department.



If the Task Force is a Departmental Task Force, the _______ of the Department is the designated Administrator of the Task Force. If the Task Force is an Interdepartmental Task Force, the _______ is the designated Administrator of the Task Force




The Task Force ________ will be responsible for convening a meeting between the affected units’ commanders and disseminating information to all affected divisions



___________ will keep their chain of command appraised of the Task Force activities.

Zone Commanders


The efficient dissemination and retrieval of information concerning situations, people, property, or places that may induce a need for police action is essential to the accomplishment of the ________.

police mission


Types of information may include wanted persons or vehicles, __________, significant traffic problems such as bridge closures, major road construction, possible union/strike activity, or persons or situations which are volatile and may be extra hazardous.

crime patterns


The need for information may vary according to ____, ____ or _____ and is subject to changing factors such as prevailing community attitudes and activities.

hour, day, or month,


The sharing of information between various departments, divisions, or units may be facilitated through several different methods. These methods rely heavily on the input from _____ and ________ as they are the first line contact with situations and people warranting police attention.

Patrol and Traffic Officers.


The passing of information may take the form of formal Sheriff's Office reporting methods or may occur as informally as verbally reporting information to appropriate ______.



Patrol and Traffic officers may contribute information they encounter by the following means:

1. Writing an information report routed to the appropriate section;

2. Writing a Field Investigation Report that is used for reporting suspicious situations as well as persons and vehicles;

3. Submitting information to the Intelligence Unit and requesting that an Intelligence Bulletin is issued;

4. Presenting information to the roll call lieutenant and requesting that it be placed on the reading file;

5. Passing information on directly through the use of the police radio or via the dispatcher; and

6. Posting information on bulletin boards or on Zone / Unit websites.


Information is made available to Patrol and Traffic officers by the following methods:

1. Intelligence bulletins and other written directives;

2. Announcements made at roll call by the roll call lieutenant or other officer having pertinent police related information to pass on;

3. Zone / Unit websites;

4. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Noteworthy Incident website;

5. Crime Analysis reports; and

6. Any officer desiring information concerning a particular person, situation, or crime problem may request assistance from the Crime Analysis Unit or may contact a detective or visit any unit likely to have the most useful information.

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