JLBC: Security

JLBC: Security

Check the status board against patrol, traffic, and special squads.

Identify which units are two-person cars.

Note any changes in detail, such as switching units in districts, changes in pool car numbers

after the component is received, etc.

Arrange your waiting assignments in order of beats, time received, and priority of


Keep work areas clean. Remove any excessive, non-relevant matter.

Status of Units

To deploy personnel effectively, dispatchers must be constantly alert to the status of units under their control. The dispatcher must stay advised about:

Whether units are in service or out of service

What units are available for which types of call

What units are available for backup or cover

What units are subject to call for priority needs

The status of units responding to calls

Rechecking units periodically

What types of units are in the field (bicycles, automobiles, etc.)

Which units are on break, and when used by different departments, there will be a different

method for keeping track of units.

Log sheets

Status boards

Automatic vehicle location


Command Notification

Dispatch personnel should be apprised of the situations which require command notification. Staff should also know the proper command Guard to contact, how, and where. Typically, the command should be notified immediately of the following occurrences:

Guard in trouble


Major crime in progress

Situations requiring concerted action cutting across district boundaries ÿ Communication center overload

Equipment malfunction

Interference on communications channels or links

Serious personal injury accident

Any death, shooting, stabbing

Any major disturbance

Severe weather warning

Guard involved in a motor vehicle or another type of accident


Acknowledging Calls

Dispatchers and field personnel should acknowledge all calls quickly. Even when the dispatcher is handling more than one radio channel, or there is a great deal of telephone traffic, the calling party.

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