Jump to navigation
Challenges for modern policing: reducing injuries and improving performance
Rick ParentSylvia Raschke
Today's police officer works in a very different environment from a police officer's world twenty years ago. Rapid advances in technology have given police officers additional enabling technology to assist them in conducting their duties. From sophisticated communications equipment and laptops in police vehicles to radios, cell phones, body armour and taser's that are worn on the body. The police officers tool kit is ever expanding. Unfortunately, unlike the construction worker, these tools cannot be put into a tool chest in the back of the truck. The police officer's tools must always be kept close at hand, often worn on their bodies and immediately accessible -- for the protection of the police officer and for the protection of members of the public. In fact, the police motor vehicle has become a mobile office space, giving police officers far more flexibility and ability to respond to a community's needs.
policing; technology; police vehicles; body worn technology; public safety
The Thin Blue Line
CBU Publications Ltd.