Command and Control in Uniformed Public Services

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Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services – Assignment 1 Unit 13: Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services Command and control in the Uniformed Public Services is critical to maintain the way things operate. It can be dangerous without command and control, because no one would be prepared or not know how to act when an incident occurs. Commanders have a lot of responsibility keeping their teams performing efficiently and safely, as well as displaying qualities and skills needed to be in a position of giving tasks to their teams. In this assignment, I will be going over rank structure, chain of command, skills and personal qualities for command and control and how someone can utilize command and control. Task 1.1 P1 All of the public services have a rank structure which takes the form of a hierarchical system. This means that there will always be someone of a higher rank to answer to – it is a system where positions are ranked one above another and evidently means that someone who has a high rank in a service has more responsibilities and has more power or influence over decisions and overcoming problems. Every public service has a rank badge worn on epaulettes which are normally on the shoulder or sleeves on a uniform. These rank badges are worn clearly on the uniform so people can figure out which rank they are and where they fit into the hierarchical rank structure. Although some ranks are similar between the services, this does not mean they are the same rank in each service – the armed services’ rank structure is very different from the emergency services rank structure. As well as a rank badge, many of the services also have an insignia badges on their uniform which are not connected to rank but just show which regiment or force they are from. In the table below I will be identifying the rank structures of the Police and Army
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