Monday, September 21, 2015

Crisis

Some agencies that normally field one officer patrol cars are now fielding two officer patrol cars for officer safety reasons.  Some people on social media have stated they will kill any officer they find alone.  Agencies need to take these threats seriously since officers have been ambushed and killed.

In times like this it's a good idea to comb the agency and find maximum manpower.  Sometimes people on light duty and be brought in to back fill detectives or other staff who may not ordinarily work in the field.

Training classes that take officers out of the field can be delayed so that they are available to work patrol.  Officers who have requested vacations or other time off can be delayed or take fewer days off.  Agencies can ask for overtime money to field more officers until the crisis is over.  I hope this problem is only temporary, but we should not ignore it; that's what the SGT Says.

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