POLICE PATROL OPERATIONS is the most comprehensive modern patrol text available. Miller concisely depicts current police operations for the field. Scores of pictures provide readers with a complete understanding of the modern-day officer and the equipment required to serve and protect. This text leads the reader from the basic purpose and function of patrol to the big picture of police operations. It discusses contemporary approaches to current problems encountered in the field. Miller thoroughly addresses the entire patrol function, including community-based policing, ethics, traffic, communications, substance abuse, vehicle operations, testimony, and report writing, along with officer survival tactics.