Fundamentals of Patrol

Course Code: CJK0064V

Credit Hours: 35 clock hours

Effective beginning: 2021-22


Course Description:
This course is a component of the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy. It is designed to enable students to understand community oriented policing and how it is implemented as a problem solving model, identify the secure problem solving model its application in real life situations; understand officer safety issues, identify and avoid fatal errors, identify and manage stress, maintain mental and physical fitness; respond to a call, approach a suspect, make an arrest, transport a prisoner and process the prisoner at a detention facility; and understand how to direct traffic, how to enforce traffic citations, identify how to respond to alarms and conduct a building search, and search, inventory and impound vehicles.

Course Details


  • This course is open only to students admitted to the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy.
  • Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT)
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal History and Background Check
  • Drug Screen Test




Required textbooks/ course materials:

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training, Volume 1 Author: Florida Department Of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards And Training Commission Publisher: Xanedu


Assignment/course outline:

Course Outline

Unit 1: Electronic Communications

Lesson 1: Mobile Electronic Devices

Student Course Summary

Lesson 2: Electronic Sources of Information

Unit 2: Crime Reduction and Prevention

Lesson 1: Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving

Unit 3: Officer Safety and Survival Skills

Lesson 1: Stress Management

Lesson 2: Officer Safety and Survival

Unit 4: Patrol Basics

Lesson 1: Patrol Basics

Role-play Exercise #8: Auto Theft

Unit 5: Responding to Calls

Lesson 1: Initial Response

Role-play Exercise #9: Johnson Street Mall

Lesson 2: Approaching and Contacting the Suspect

Role-play Exercise #10: Knife

Lesson 3: Responding as Backup

Lesson 4: Establishing a Perimeter

Lesson 5: Conducting Building and Ground Searches

Unit 6: Arrest Procedures

Lesson 1: Taking Custody of the Suspect

Role-play Exercise #11: Arrest Procedures and Show-Up

Lesson 2: Processing the Prisoner


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CJK 0064V, Fundamentals of Patrol, is an approved course by Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification.


Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Use radio equipment properly
  • Identify the uses of mobile computer devices
  • Understand the uses of FCIC/NCIC/NLETS and other electronic database resources
  • Understand community-oriented policing and how it is implemented as a problem-solving model
  • Identify the SARA problem-solving model and its application in real life situations
  • Understand officer safety issues
  • Identify and avoid fatal errors
  • Identify and manage stress
  • Maintain mental and physical fitness
  • Prepare to patrol
  • Know what a BOLO is and how to create and cancel a BOLO
  • Know: Respond to a call
  • Know: Approach a suspect
  • Know: Set up a perimeter
  • Know: Conduct a building search
  • Know: Make an arrest
  • Know: Transport a prisoner
  • Know: Process the prisoner at a detention facility

LAW-EN Outcome 1:

Demonstrate mastery of Law Enforcement knowledge and skills.

LAW-EN Outcome 2:

Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

LAW-EN Outcome 3:

Apply critical thinking and problem solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

LAW-EN Outcome 4:

Demonstrate team building, interpersonal, and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work.

LAW-EN Outcome 5:

Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement workplace.

LAW-EN Outcome 6:

Demonstrate skills required for state certification and employment as a law enforcement officer.





  • Lecture
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Quizzes

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