Like any other job, becoming a policeman requires certain skills and the willingness to invest in them. It is not possible to become a police officer without these skills. This essay focuses on the skills that modern police officers need to be able to use.
Active listening would be a key skill if I were a Chief Police Officer of Sheriff. We are all driven to do the right thing. This can lead to us being corrected by others. There is no normal call in law enforcement. To make good decisions, officers must be able to quickly assess and interpret data, evidence and conclusions. If officers are to resolve problems or solve conflicts, they must be able think critically. It is essential to have keen observation skills. You can save your own life and others’ by being able quickly to see the whole picture, from mentally to emotionally. Because of their ability to quickly pick up small but crucial information, certain people are better at investigating. Talking all you want is fine, but not listening to the details. This applies to everyone in your life, not just police officers. Bob’s Discount furniture was my training ground. Listen twice and speak once. While we may try to persuade others to adopt a certain stance, it is vital to pay attention to their points of view and to acknowledge them. If we can learn how to calmly and rationally listen to others’ arguments, our ability to not be affected by their tension and stress will allow us to better understand and support them. When communication becomes a learning opportunity, it transforms from a problem into a solution. The ability to have a productive dialog extends beyond listening. It’s a serious matter to discuss. However, many people lack the ability to simply express their opinions. We try to annoy each other by using unnecessary details. In our minds, we believe that if you talk more, we will win the discussion.
A written report is often what an officer presents to attorneys, judges or commanding officers. It can be the difference between a legal sentence and one that is wrongfully released. An intelligent and reliable report will create a positive first impression, and open up new opportunities for the future. Effective police work is required to initiate any kind of record. It can be as simple as a line entry detailing a minor incident or as detailed forensic reports detailing a crime scene. Written reports are used by police officers to evaluate their skills. A police officer must perform the duties required by law. They also have to accurately record all information in order to make it available to other officers who weren’t there.
Verbal communication can be used to communicate information with others. It also includes sound and speech. It can be used to communicate verbally by changing the pitch, speed, or sound of your voice. People have used terms, such as nouns and verbs, to identify objects and define them (adjectives). These words can be used to communicate with others, our wants and needs. Non-verbal communication is non-verbal or visual communication between people. This includes gestures. These gestures can be used to communicate with others without the need for speaking. An example of this is when a person shows anger or aggression, displays an aggressive attitude or inappropriately touches someone else, there may be a confrontation even though the verbal interaction is not threatening. Verbal signals can be more effective than nonverbal.
In summary, communication is the core skill that every police officer needs to master today. This is vital for your safety and that of your fellow officers/sisters/ innocent citizens. An investigation can be ended by the smallest details. Written communication is crucial in all aspects of criminology. Reports are written by police officers.
Criminologists regularly release policy papers, studies and recommendations. Forensic science technicians produce their observations in writing. Writing is a key skill in criminology. This simple skill can make or break a career.