StudiGuide 3: Community Policing in California

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination
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  • Lectures 56
  • Length 42 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2016 English

Course Description

This StudiGuide course provides a practice review-testing resource for police academy cadets (based on the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training 'POST' requirements) to help understand and pass the POST written examinations.

After review and study of this StudiGuide, you will be able to DEFINE throughout this course the following:

  • a problem solving strategy
  • communication
  • community mobilization
  • community partnerships
  • community policing
  • crime prevention
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • facilitation
  • homeland security
  • problem solving
  • the term “problem”

You will be able to IDENTIFY the following:

  • benefits of integrating community mobilization and homeland security
  • community policing goals
  • components that comprise communities
  • crime prevention strategies
  • elements of area/beat knowledge
  • elements of the crime triangle
  • essential components of community policing
  • essential partnering skills
  • methods for recognizing crime problems
  • peace officer responsibilities in the community
  • principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • resources which provide opportunities to educate and learn from the community

You will be able to DIFFERENTIATE between PROACTIVE and REACTIVE policing

You will be able to RECOGNIZE the following:

  • components of a message in communications with others
  • peace officer’s role in influencing community attitudes
  • peace officers’ responsibilities to enforce the law
  • potential effects of negative nonverbal signals

You will be able to DISTINGUISH BETWEEN Problem Oriented Policing (POP) and Community Policing (CP)

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have a copy of the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) workbook and review it prior to starting a StudiGuide course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of this StudiGuide course, students will be able to understand the California Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of Community Policing in California
  • Students will, after careful study and review of this course, will be able to have a better understanding for the testing and passing of the State of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) basic police academy written examination.

What is the target audience?

  • Students who want to maximize their study time while attending a police academy in the state of California.
  • Students who want a clearer understanding of the material they will be tested on while attending a police academy.
  • Our StudiGuides are an eLearning experience that short-cuts the normal "study groups" at home with the fundamental, straight forward, no-nonsense knowledge required, in a practical setting; your home, vehicle or other study place.

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Curriculum

Section 1: StudiGuide 3: How To Pass This Written Examination
02:02

Students will understand the nature and format of questions that may appear on the California POST police academy written examinations for this course.

Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the POST workbooks and find out other information via the POST website.

04:27

Test Taking Tips

01:53

Students will be able to ask any question, leave comments and/or rate this course for the benefit of others.

Section 2: StudiGuide 3: OVERVIEW of Community Policing in California
03:49

Students will be given an overview of this course, what will be covered and how it will be covered.

Section 3: StudiGuide 3: Community Policing in California
00:26

Students will be able to define community policing.

00:16

Students will be able to identify the essential components of community policing.

00:19

Students will be able to identify community policing goals.

00:29

Students will be able to discuss the community policing philosophy.

01:13

Students will be able to discuss the history of policing models.

00:26

Students will be identify the peace officer responsibilities in the community.

00:57

Students will be able to differentiate between proactive and reactive policing.

00:58

Students will be able to discuss community expectations of peace officers.

01:02

Students will be able to recognize peace officers' responsibilities to enforce the law in California.

01:14

Students will be able to identify the elements of area / beat knowledge.

00:19

Students will be able to discuss current and emerging issues that can impact the delivery of services by peace officers.

00:24

Students will be able to identify the components that comprise communities.

00:42

Students will be able to discuss opportunities where peace officers can educate and learn from community members.

00:42

Students will be able to identify resources which provide opportunities to educate and learn from the community.

00:31

Students will recognize a peace officer's role in influencing community attitudes.

00:38

Students will discuss government expectations of law enforcement and peace officers.

Section 4: StudiGuide 3: California Community Partnerships
00:38

Students will be able to define community partnerships.

00:25

Students will be able to discuss the key elements for developing trust between community partners.

00:20

Students will be able to discuss the relationship of ethics to the badge of office.

00:10

Students will be able to identify the essential partnering skills within law enforcement.

00:22

Students will be able to discuss leadership skills in community policing.

00:26

Students will be able to define communication in law enforcement.

01:45

Students will be able to recognize the components of a message in communication.s

01:10

Students will be able to recognize the potential effects of negative nonverbal signals for peace officers.

01:46

Students will be able to give examples of effective communication techniques for peace officers.

00:21

Students will be able to define communication.

00:21

Students will be able to discuss the components of the facilitation process.

00:25

Students will able to apply facilitation techniques reflecting professional behavior.

00:16

Students will be able to give examples of obstacles that officers may encounter when developing community partnerships.

00:12

Students will be able to define community mobilization.

00:19

Students will be able to discuss the elements of the community mobilization process.

00:11

Students will be able to discuss community mobilization metods.

00:35

Students will able to discuss the benefits of maintain a positive relationship with the news media.

00:27

Students will be able to discuss the components of a community inventory.

00:31

Students will be able to define Homeland Security.

00:31

Students will be able to identify the benefits of integrating community mobilization and homeland security.

Section 5: StudiGuide 3: Problem Solving
00:23

Students will be able to define the term "Problem" within law enforcement.

00:18

Students will be able to identify the elements of the crime triangle.

00:20

Students will be able to discuss the Broken Windows Theory.

00:49

Students will be able to define problem solving.

00:49

Students will be able to distinguish between Problem Oriented Policing (POP) and Community Policing (CP).

00:11

Students will be both able to define and discuss a problem solving strategy within community policing.

00:17

Students will be able to apply a problem solving strategy.

00:13

Students will be able to define crime prevention.

00:20

Students will be able to identify crime prevention strategies.

00:17

Students will be able to give examples of crime risk factors.

00:16

Students will be able to identify methods for recognizing crime problems.

00:14

Students will be able to define Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

00:12

Students will able to identify the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

00:41

Students will be able to discuss crime prevention programs withing the community.

Section 6: Course Ending and Course PDF
00:56

Good Luck.  Our StudiGuide 3: Community Policing in California course available on PDF.

Section 7: Studiguide 3: Final Review Questions for Community Policing in California
33 questions

Course Review Questions.

Section 8: Bonus
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Instructor Biography

Michael Rubacha, California Police Academy Study Guide Presenter

Michael "Andy" Rubacha

I began my career in law enforcement in 1988 and retired from Los Angeles County. Throughout my County law enforcement career, I have taken on collateral tasks as trainer, instructor and mentor to fellow law enforcement personnel of all ranks.

I have attended the LAPD Law Enforcement West Point Leadership Program and numerous other supervisory, management, and instructor training courses in law enforcement. I have obtained my Basic, Intermediate, Advance, Supervisory and Management POST certificates. As a college instructor, I have taught Criminal Justice to students interested in the field of law enforcement. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. I have taken a keen interest in newly hired police trainees to mentor them for success. I have also facilitated career / promotional preparation courses for the past fifteen+ years.

Additionally, I was a member of the Air Force (Security Police), a Veteran of Desert Storm, and a life-member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 9148, having served as Post Commander and Senior Vice-Post Commander.

I have volunteered my time for more than fifteen years to coordinate and teach study groups for police academy (including Module D and re-certification) recruits/students. Over 1000 students attended my study groups. My desire is to continue benefiting the student/recruit in being successful to become the next generation police officer.

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