Describe the process an officer would follow when communicating with another officer, the department, or the dispatch center before or after an incident. Address the following:
Identify the technological tools that might be used in the communication process.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 5:05 am ad1c9bdddf
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POLICING AND COMMUNICATIONS
COMMUNICATING WITH THE DISPATCH CENTER
On any routine day, operators make decisions as to what the police actions will be. Their decisions repeatedly make rapid decisions that address what could be life/death situations for citizens. Courteous and prompt responses "can result in higher citizen esteem, increased cooperation and. . . "improved crime control" (Antunes & Scott). Some of the calls, however, may be totally unrelated to policing, but in emergency situations they must gain and record information to make a proper decision, and they may be dealing with "emotionally strained" persons who are not clear and concise, giving information that may be "sketchy" or "ambiguous" (id). While being monitored by a supervisor, they must record the information they receive and relay it to a dispatcher who then determines when to send which units. The category into which the operator places each incident will determine the police activity and set the department's agenda. Pepinsky (1976) found that "to a remarkable extent, the patrolman's decisions as to whether report offenses were determined by the terms of the calls they had received form the dispatcher." His observations were that officers are not considered to have done their jobs if they do not "meet the expectations" ...
This paper addresses modern day communication in today's technologically enhanced police forces.
Concerns in Today's Ecomoy: Unemployment and the Economy
Use the information found on the official "Department of Labor" website: http://www.bls.gov/home.htm.
Unemployment is one of the major concerns that people have in today's economy, since losing one's job can be one of the most devastating events a person can experience. But what do the numbers actually mean? What is the actual state of the economy, in terms of its ability to generate jobs for its citizens?
What is the labor force participation rate? What was the labor force participation rate in 2008? How has it changed since 2008 and what does this change imply for the state of the economy? Does the labor force participation rate effect the unemployment rates reported in the media?
How is unemployment measured and reported?
What is a discouraged worker? Are they included in the basic unemployment rate? Are they included in any measure of unemployment? How has the number of discouraged workers changed since 2008? How does the exclusion of the discouraged worker affect the basic unemployment rate reported in the media?
What is frictional unemployment? What is structural unemployment? What is cyclical unemployment? What economic policies should be used to deal with these types of unemployment? Which type is most prevalent in today's economy?
Unemployment insurance is designed to help the unemployed. Do these benefits encourage or discourage a person from looking for work? How long should these benefits last?
Does the existence of unions help or hurt the overall economy and the employment rate? Why or why not?