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NCJ Number: 47322 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMES IN PROGRESS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Woroner Films
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Sponsoring Agency: MTI
Northbrook, IL 60062
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Woroner Films
North Miami, FL 33161
Sale Source: MTI
3710 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS POLICE TRAINING FILM USES A DRAMATIC PRESENTATION OF THREE CONVERGING CRIME-IN-PROGRESS EVENTS TO ILLUSTRATE PROPER PATROL METHODS.
Abstract: THE FILM TREATS THE PROBLEM OF HANDLING A CRIME IN PROGRESS FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF THE NATURE OF ITS DISCOVERY. IN ONE SITUATION, A CIVILIAN DISCOVERS A BURGLARY IN PROGRESS. IN ANOTHER, THE OFFICERS COME UPON AN ARMED ROBBERY DURING ROUTINE PATROL. IN THE LAST, A CIVILIAN INFORMS THE POLICE OF A SITUATION WHICH IS OCCURING TO HER DISPLEASURE -- A VOYEUR IN HER YARD. THE MANNER IN WHICH A CRIME IN PROGRESS COMES TO THE ATTENTION OF POLICE IS IMPORTANT TO THE PROCEDURE USED IN DEALING WITH THE SITUATION. COOPERATION AMONG VARIOUS POLICE ELEMENTS AND CONTAINMENT OF THE SITUATION ARE STRESSED IN THE FILM. IT SHOWS THE OFFICER AS A MEMBER OF A TEAM EFFORT WHICH DEALS WITH A LARGE PROBLEM IN A METHODICAL MANNER. SPEED IS IMPORTANT, BUT OFFICERS ARE DISCOURAGED FROM HURRYING RASHLY TO THE SCENE. THE ROLE OF THE POLICE DISPATCHERS IN COORDINATING THE UNITS SENT TO INVESTIGATE IS DISCUSSED. THE POLICE OFFICERS' SUPERIORITY TO THE CRIMINALS IN TERMS OF NUMBERS AND FIREPOWER IS STRESSED AS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN THE SUCCESSFUL CONTAINMENT OF THE SITUATION. INDIVIDUAL HEROISM IS LARGELY DISCOURAGED, AS SUCCESS IS USUALLY THE RESULT OF A CALM, METHODICAL, TEAM EFFORT. (VDA)
Index Term(s): Offenses; Patrol; Patrol procedures; Police motorcycle training
Note: 24 MINUTES, 16MM COLOR, 1972
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