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ADMJ 53 - Police Field Operations

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In this course, veteran police officer Darius Engles covers a broad range of officer duties, including:

  • Patrol philosophy, history and development
  • Planning for field activities, functions of patrol, traffic and other preliminary investigative duties of the field officer
  • Handling complaints and requests for services
  • Techniques for planning patrol activities
  • Mechanics of field interviews
  • Search, seizure and arrest
  • Handling traffic-related problems
  • Civil and domestic disturbances and other community incidents


Darius Engles started his 23-year law enforcement career at MPC, and he went on to serve in many roles, including Pacific Grove Chief of Police.