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NCJ Number: 69495 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMES IN PROGRESS
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Charles S Maccrone Productions
Aptos, CA 95003
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Charles S Maccrone Productions
432 Ewell Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
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 EXAMPLES OF SITUATIONS IN WHICH A POLICE OFFICER WAS PRESENT WHILE A CRIME WAS IN PROGRESS TO SHOW WHAT THAT OFFICER SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT DO.
Abstract: IT IS COMMON FOR OFFICERS IN THESE SITUATIONS TO EXPERIENCE 'THE JOHN WAYNE SYNDROME'; I.E., TAKING MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND BECOMING TOO AGGRESSIVE. THE OFFICER SHOULD NEVER WALK OR DRIVE IN TOO CLOSE TO THE CRIME LOCATION. IF THE OFFICER IS ALREADY AT THE SCENE AND THE CRIME IS TAKING PLACE, IT IS BEST FOR THE OFFICER TO ASSUME A ROLE OF BEING THE BEST POSSIBLE WITNESS. OFFICERS SHOULD NOT TAKE THE MATTER INTO THEIR OWN HANDS WITHOUT ANY HELP. A DISPATCHER SHOULD BE USED AS A CONTACT SO THAT THE CRIMINAL WILL NOT BE AWARE OF THE POLICE PRESENCE. AFTER THE CRIME IS COMPLETED, A SEARCH CAN BE ORGANIZED. IF OFFICERS RECEIVE A CALL INFORMING THEM THAT A CRIME IS BEING COMMITTED NEARBY, THEY SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE CALL, KEEP COMMUNICATIONS, AND USE INVISIBLE DEPLOYMENT. IN THESE SITUATIONS, IT IS A QUESTION OF WHAT OFFICERS DO, NOT WHAT THEY KNOW. AN INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Crimes in progress; Police responsibilities; Police tactical deployment; Videotapes; Witness intervention in crime
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