The way police manage critical incidents is of upmost importance. An incident that is manged well, will raise public confidence in the police, however if the incident is managed poorly it can have devastating effects on the victim and the general public will subsequently lose confidence in the police. ACPO’s definition of a critical incident is as follows “Any incident where the effectiveness of the police response is likely to have a significant impact on the confidence of the victim, their family and/or the community” (Constabulary, December 2007) Any police officer can notify an incident as possibly critical, therefore, police officers must always be aware of the potential for any incident to escalate and become critical. A critical incident can include; Suspicious, unexplained deaths, Homicides, Incidents requiring a police firearms response, Vulnerable persons missing from home, Domestic Violence, Crimes involving particularly vulnerable or young victims and hate crimes, which will be our focus. For our essay, we will be critically analysing Leicestershire’s police force’s ‘critical incident’ management of the case of Fiona Pilkington which is a case of anti-social behaviour that deeply affected public confidence. Whenever a critical incident is identified, it must be addressed sharp and efficiently. Reassuring, rebuilding and maintaining the confidence of the victim, their family and community should be fundamental to critical incident management (Thames Valley Police,
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Many people know of the police officers of today’s world and that it is their job to enforce the laws set by their government, but not many people know the history of your typical everyday United States police officer or how they came about. The idea for neither your everyday police officer nor his or her department they work for or how a police department operates, originated in the United States. Over the years though America has made changes and adapted its system over the years to make it more suitable for its countries beliefs and practices.
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Since a very young age we have been taught to put our trust into police officers. If we are in distress, they are always there to help since it is their job to protect and serve the common citizen. So what happens when the individuals we are supposed to trust to bring justice are the ones causing the injustice we see in the news? Recently, several police officers have been under fire for their excessive use of force. The number of casualties caused by police officers in the recent years have citizens demanding a reform in the system that officers work under.
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Since the founding of this country, to the wild west, and up to the present, the agenda of the policing bodies have been clear: to uphold and enforce the laws of our society. Of course the way they do this today had undergone changes from the first police forces of early America, law enforcement has seen trends come and go.
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