Sunday, April 19, 2015

One or Two?

Should police officers work alone?  There are good reasons to work alone.  Officers can spread out over a large area.  That enables them to see more and be closer to calls when they come out.  Officers can do their work their own way.

What happens if they work with a partner?  There are good reasons to partner officers.  Officers don't have to wait for back up on dangerous calls.  Suspects are less likely to challenge two officers than one officer. 

Having two officers work together all the time can create an opportunity for people to get two close.  My thought is that officers should work with partners but they should rotate around the shift so on one works with the same partner all the time.  Changing partners minimizes complacency; that's what the SGT Says.

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