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Basic Course Instructor Unit Guide 23: Crimes in Progress

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122 pages
Intended for use in training California law enforcement personnel, this document presents an outline for California law enforcement trainers and criminal justice educators who are delivering performance-based law-enforcement training on how police officers should handle crimes in progress, with emphasis on police safety and techniques for finding and arresting suspects.
The curriculum covers the general concepts of police officer safety, the nature and use of body armor, and the principles and techniques of contact and cover. Additional sections focus on the handling of violent suspects who are intoxicated, methods for responding to crimes in progress, and criteria for selecting a response route. Further sections explain techniques for handling prowler calls, calls about burglaries in progress, and calls about robberies in progress; searching a building for a suspect; and searching an open area for a suspect. Other sections discuss barricaded suspect situations, sniper situations, calls about shots fired or persons with a gun, calls about a police officer down, calls about suspicious circumstances of an unknown nature, the handling of a suicidal person, and survival techniques for off-duty police officers. Attached exercises giving sample scenarios, diagrams, lists of considerations, and student response sheets