An effective leader must possess the ability to communicate effectively with fellow colleagues, but most important those led by the individual. The leader must not only possess effective oral and written communication skills but also interpersonal communication skills. Interpersonal communication is how an individual communications with another individual or many people and includes a message sending and message receiving. This aspect is crucial to the criminal justice system because of the potential for danger that may exist as well as sensitive information passed from person to person. If a leader is lacking in interpersonal communication skills, the message is likely to be misunderstood, causing confusion among those who are following.
The police are there to help by phone, internet or in person. They are there to solve crimes, help the public, and maintain safety and security. The police also have to help individuals within, for example if a person is fearful for their safety, then the police would investigate the matter and reassure them, or if a person has gone missing then the police would do anything in their power to find the missing person. The police are a statutory service because it entitles them in their duties to maintain the safety of the public; they also help to form better communities. The police are required to protect and serve in any dangerous situations and as much as possible.
If police want to gain the respect of their community, they must respect all of the different cultures in the neighborhoods they are working in. If officers refuse to respect these people, this can end up leading to distrust in any police force, the loss of credibility, and the inability to be able to work together effectively. In order to learn from past mistakes in community policing, they must examine their past mistakes and correct
However it is important to understand that not all teams evolve smoothly. Team cohesion within the police force is essential for a successful outcome because it is important for all members in different ranks to work together for example police constable, police sergeant, inspector, chief inspector all work together on a case to receive positive outcome because they each have different roles and responsibilities in which are important. This again leads to positive team cohesion because the team works together to complete the task
Police Officers Assaulted or Killed in the Line of Duty Becoming a law enforcement officer can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. However, being a law enforcement officer can also be a very dangerous job. Statistics show that officers killed or assaulted in the line of duty is on the rise. The goal of policing has five basic goals: enforce laws, preserve the peace, prevent crimes, protect civil rights and civil liberties and provide services. The men and woman of law enforcement risk their lives daily to make sure the citizens in their area are safe.
Police Officer Accountability Accountability has become a big thing in today’s policing practices. An officer is accountable for the community, the department, and themselves (Peak, 2012). With accountability of every action they make as an officer puts more strain and concern on them as an officer and can interfere with the officer’s split- decision making process. The first question I need to respond to as part of this exercise is In a situation where an officer is forced to make a split second decision for example when in pursuit, what are the ramifications of that decision in relation to accountability that officer. In a situation as this the the accountability of the officer includes maintaining public safety, as well as the offenders, abide by the law in apprehending the offender that put everyone around in danger, that was left to you to uphold, and ensure the reasoning for the pursuit is identifiable to be held up in court.
The police force have ‘Police Discipline Regulations’ which ensure that officers have a duty to act in a way that will not put the reputation of the police service in a bad light, by this they must not discredit the service or any of the members on or off duty. Serving the Public- Each of the different uniformed public services’ aims and objectives is to serve and protect the public. An example of this would be the police and fire service whose aim is to protect life and property whilst the armed forces aim is to defend the UK from overseas terrorists. By joining the public services you have to undertake to serve the public by protecting them whilst looking after their
As to the areas identified for this paper, it is not a mere act of speaking or body language but rather the targeted results every member of this systems hopes to achieve. For the police officers, knowing how and when to interchange these skills is vital to every investigation and they must keep in mind that one size does not fit all when it come communication. The more effective an officer can be in utilizing this skill, the better his or her chances becomes in solving the problem, testifying in court, speaking to their peers, or inmates in a correctional facility. Effective communication helps police officers to identify additional, alternative courses of action when responding to calls for service. Being good listeners and understanding the importance of spatial relations and other nonverbal communication allow officers to defuse potentially violent situations and resolve them in a peaceful
The police officer is held to a higher standard than the rest of the general public because of the position that he/she holds. The profession of upholding the law comes with a code that one must follow in order to do this job correctly. If the code is broken then corruption becomes a problem and liability falls on the officer. Police can be held criminally liable for many things. If an officer follows the code of ethics and lives by it then it will help increase the ability for the officer to effectively function.
Sixth principles “Police use Physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion advice and warning is found to be insufficient”. A lot of police agencies get in a lot of trouble because of wrongful death or injury. You can only use deadly force when the public put the officer in danger life or harming the public. If he uses the deadly force he has to have a better reason to the chief to use that type of force. Seventh principle, “Police at all times should maintain a relationship with the public that gives realty to historic tradition that police are the public the public are police the police being only members of the public who are paid attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the