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NCJ Number: 31262 Find in a Library
Title: ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT DISPATCH PERSONNEL TRAINING SIMULATOR (FROM CARNAHAN CONFERENCE ON CRIME COUNTERMEASURES, 1975 - PROCEEDINGS BY JOHN S JACKSON SEE NCJ-31252)
Author(s): R D DOERING
Corporate Author: University of Kentucky
College of Engineering
United States of America

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Lexington Section
United States of America

Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER DESCRIBES THE INITIAL RESEARCH EFFORT TO DEVELOP NEW SELECTION AND TRAINING METHODS SPECIFICALLY FOR COMPLAINT DESK PERSONNEL AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ON-THE-JOB TRAINING.
Abstract: THE FUNCTIONS OF THE DISPATCH POSITION WERE DEFINED IN A FLOW DIAGRAM FORMAT AND RELATED TO PERFORMANCE EVALUATION CRITERIA. CRITERIA INCLUDED FORM COMPLETION TIME, INFORMATION ACCURACY, DECISION ABILITY AND TACT, EACH WAS ASSIGNED A FACTOR WHICH REFLECTED ITS RELATIVE IMPORTANCE TO EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE POSITION FUNCTION. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS WERE THEN ESTABLISHED BY TESTING PROFICIENT DISPATCH PERSONNEL AGAINST DESIGNED SITUATIONS. A NUMBER OF SITUATIONAL SCENARIOS WERE GENERATED AFTER ANALYSIS OF TAPE RECORDINGS OF ACTUAL FIELD INCIDENTS. EACH EXERCISE CONSISTED OF A SERIES OF INCIDENT CALLS ONE OF WHICH WAS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION. THE PHYSICAL FACILITIES INCLUDED TWO ADJOINING ROOMS. THE TRAINEE ROOM WAS EQUIPPED WITH COMPLAINT DESK, RADIO OPERATOR CONSOLE, STATUS BOARD AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR DISPATCH OPERATION. THE INSTRUCTOR'S ROOM INCLUDED TELEPHONES TO SIMULATE INCOMING CALLS AND RADIO TRAFFIC. ALL COMMUNICATION TRAFFIC AND THE TRAINEE ACTIONS WERE RECORDED ON VIDEO TAPE FOR PLAYBACK ANALYSIS. THE SIMULATION MODEL WAS VALIDATED BY TESTING IT AGAINST ALL ON-BOARD DISPATCH PERSONNEL AND THEN USED TO TRAIN NEW DISPATCHERS. IT WILL ALSO BE USED TO FAMILIARIZE NEW OFFICERS AND MAINTAIN/UPGRADE THE DECISION CAPABILITIES OF ON-BOARD PERSONNEL IN THE OVERALL COMMAND/CONTROL OPERATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Florida; Police dispatch personnel evaluation; Police dispatch training; Simulation
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