Saturday, August 1, 2015

Officer Death

If an officer is killed in the line of duty on your agency, you should immediately ask neighboring agencies for mutual aid.  Unless your agency has thousands of officers too many of your officers will be personally involved with the incident.

You will also want to have your officers stop handling calls for service.  Let neighboring agencies take those calls.  Your officers will be upset.  Some may even be looking for revenge.  You want your officers to be professional.  You want them to have time to mourn.

Your officers should be able to go back to work in a couple of days.  If individuals need more time then it should be granted.  Counseling should be available for those who need it or want it.  If your officers were involved in the incident that led to your officers death, counseling should be mandatory; that's what the SGT Says.

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