Police Equipment Can Send Both Positive and Negative Messages

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Police equipment such as sirens, radios, riot gear, and armored vehicles conveys a powerful message about the presence of law enforcement and its readiness to take charge. In some situations, however, police equipment can have a negative effect. Police officers need to consider both advantages and potential hazards when they’re selecting equipment for dealing with […]

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Sensitivity to victims is important in police interviews, especially with victims of rape, domestic violence, and sexual predation. Advice, lecturing, and blame can shut down an interview, hampering an investigation. Sensitivity creates trust and encourages victims to share information and cooperate with law enforcement.

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Your police training will include information about teenagers who participate in “cyber bullying” and “sexting.” These behaviors popular employ electronic technology with potentially devastating effects. Cyber bullying is a form of harassment via texting and social networking sites (Facebook, for example.) “Sexting” usually means that two people in a consensual relationship are sending each other […]

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Your police training will cover the rights guaranteed to all Americans under the US Constitution. Even when evidence is overwhelming, every suspect is guaranteed the right to remain silent, obtain legal representation, and be treated as an innocent person until guilt is decided in a court of law. You will need to be familiar with […]

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An understanding of bias is an important component of police officer training programs. Law enforcement experts have developed practical guidelines to minimize the chance that citizens who are unhappy about a traffic citation will claim they were the victims of bias.

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Police officer safety requires constant awareness of the potential danger of firearms. Officers should be aware of the hazards of both overconfidence and overreacting in encounters with an armed suspect.

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Professionalism is an important topic in any police training program. Complex political factors and legal restrictions create challenges for police officers that call for professional communication skills and problem-solving strategies. Professionalism wins respect for you and your agency, enhancing the likelihood that you will prevail in a difficult situation.

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By studying the workplace from a historical perspective and choosing to view employees in a positive light, modern law enforcement managers are able to develop and maintain more effective teams. This article compares the theories that traditional managers view employees in a negative light, and that modern managers view employees in a positive light. By […]

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A nonprofit organization called Below 100 has developed five common-sense guidelines for police officer safety. Research shows that following these simple guidelines can significantly reduce risk to officers as they go about their duties.

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Police procedures for autism may be different from ordinary police practices. Sensitivity, patience, and calmness can help ensure that that both officers and persons with autism will remain safe.

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