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Conclusion Week 2

Conclusion Week 2 - How to become a police officer
Congratulations. This brings us to the end of Week 2 in the short course about how to become a police officer. Now, in Week 1, we looked at maybe why you should become a police officer and some of the philosophy of policing. In Week 2, we spent our time giving you more of an understanding of the Police Service. Now this is looking at the structure of policing in England and Wales and the different forces. Then we went into a little bit more detail around the rank structure, which obviously enables the police service to operate.
We looked at the types of cores that police officers would deal with, and then we looked at the national decision model, which when officers respond to these types of calls, gives them a framework where they can use this to make decisions. But it’s not only just for the fast time decisions as we saw, but it could also be for some of the slower time decisions in normal, everyday policing or if you want to do restructure something.
Then we finished with moving into where the Police Service is going, and evidence-based policing is really being more scientific way that we approach policing in understanding that if we’re going to employ various tactics, let’s say to reduce crime, we understand if they work and probably more importantly, why they work. It means that the Police Service is becoming more efficient and more effective in its response to various problems. I hope you enjoyed Week 2, and I look forward to you in Week 3. Thank you.
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