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Title: Major-Incident Quadrahedral: One Method of Managing Investigations
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:78  Issue:8  Dated:August 2009  Pages:21-23
Author(s): John B. Edwards
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses a case management system called the Major-Incident Quadrahedral.
Abstract: The Major Incident Quadrahedral serves as a sound method for law enforcement managers to employ. Simultaneous management of each of the four areas provides a structured format for organization during what often evolves into chaotic circumstances. The quadrahedral ensures proper focus and total coverage, creating an environment to achieve the best possible results for the extraordinary responsibilities police managers inherit. To bring organization and structure to any major investigation, incident, or event, four areas known as the major-incident quadrahedral (fact-finding, resource allocation, stakeholder factors, and media issues), ensure that these realms produce the best conditions for overall case management. The fact finding portion of the quadrahedral is comprised of leads management, interviews, and forensics. The resource section of the quadrahedral entails the manager's ability to govern personnel, logistics, communication, and equipment. Stakeholders (victims, witnesses, officials, and citizens) not only serve as a source of information but also as a group of individuals who either can cause problems or create support for investigators. Stakeholder management builds the environment for successful case function. Media management represents the fourth realm of the major incident quadrahedral. 2 endnotes
Main Term(s): Case management; Law enforcement
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; Information Systems and Technology; Management Information Systems; Microcomputer systems; Police casework; Police effectiveness; Police expenditures; Police information systems; Police management; Police planning; Police policies and procedures; Police procedures training; Police records; Police reference materials; Police reports; Police work scheduling; Records systems evaluation; Systems analysis
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