Short Learning Programme in Managing the Patrol Function

Lyceum Short Programme - Part Time

Would you like to take charge of your career? Showcase your leadership abilities by implementing crime preventions strategies.

Course Objectives

Patrol operations are the most critical element of any law enforcement agency’s goal to minimise crime and crashes.

This course will equip you with the advanced skills required to improve the standard of police patrol operations. It will teach you to patrol effectively, minimise the risk associated with patrols and communicate effectively, both with colleagues and members of the public.

Using case studies, this course will teach you to identify issues that may impact on crime prevention strategies. You will learn supervisory skills that will take your career to the next level and discover good police deployment strategies.

Through Lyceum’s course content you will acquire the abilities and knowledge that you will need to be placed in a meaningful career in police patrolling.  

Lyceum’s Commitment

Lyceum College is at the forefront of training and education in the field of Public Safety.  Our short learning programmes are uniquely structured by professionals in the field to meet the demands of the South African Society.  We are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with industry relevant skills and gain comprehensive knowledge to make a valuable contribution in South Africa and succeed in their chosen career.

Careers You Can Pursue

Learners could pursue a career as a: 

  • Traffic Officer 
  • Metropolitan Police Officer 
  • Law Enforcement Officer

Gaining Entrance

To study this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be proficient in English
  • Have academic and practical knowledge at NQF level 5. 

Length of Time

Six (6) months of study (part-time)


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Short Learning Programme in Managing the Patrol Funciton.

*Short Programmes upgrade skills and knowledge to ensure success in a chosen field of learning, but are not credit bearing and are not on the NQF. 

Contents of Course

Below are a few examples of outcomes that will be achieved in this programme:

  • Indicate how modern police principles compare with Peel’s principles of policing.
  • Reflect on how the public’s image of the police is formed
  • Differentiate between leadership styles
  • Indicate good police deployment tactics

For further information, please refer to the fact sheet.

Learning Material

Your study material will be supplied in a choice of formats (digital only or a combination of printed and digital format).  Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student.  Please see: (Terms and Conditions)

Guidelines for Assignments and Examinations

Lyceum is committed to guiding you through the submission of your assignments and ensuring that you are registered for your examinations. 

Please see the following information below, to ensure your process is smooth.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment) and
  • A final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.

All assignments for the year must be submitted in order to qualify for the exams.

Please ensure all your assignments are submitted on time.  If you have missed a deadline, you may re-submit at a small cost.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 80% towards the final mark

If your assignment mark is low:

If you submit an assignment for a specific subject and fail, you do not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination.  The assignment mark will automatically be carried over.  However if the assignment mark is low, and you wish to re-do the assignment, you may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignment on or before the new due date.

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