Posted on January 01ST, 2010 by ADMIN                                                                                                                                                                                        

The Police
A police officer enforces prevailing laws, attempts to prevent crime, and looks out for the health and safety of a community. The exact job requirements for a police officer are actually quite diverse, depending on the region in which he or she works and the exact position in which the police officer is employed. Some officers are, for example, patrolling a regular area to look out for infractions of the law, while others specialize in investigations, dog handling, bomb disposal, and various other fields of law enforcement.

Post Commission
The POST Commission was established in 1988. The purpose of the Commission is to promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of peace officer's training and for the Peace Officer Standards and Training Fund. The Commission is an eleven-member board representing the congressional districts of the state of Missouri. The Commission consists of three chiefs of police, three sheriffs, two peace officers at or below the rank of sergeant employed by a political subdivision, one licensed training center director, one representative of a state law enforcement agency and one public member. Each are appointed by the Governor for a three-year term. Each commissioner, at the time of appointment, shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Missouri for at least one year and no more than two members may reside in the same congressional district as any other at the time of their appointments. Peace Officers on the Commission shall possess licensure from the state of Missouri. The public member shall be a registered voter, a person who is not and never has been a member of any profession licensed or regulated under Chapter 590 RSMo, or the spouse of such person; and a person who does not have and never has had a material financial interest in either providing the professional services regulated by Chapter 590 RSMo. (as stated at http://www.dps.mo.gov) Current POST Commission Members

Community Policing Defined
Abstract: Community Policing Defined provides a detailed description of the elements and sub-elements that fall under the community policing philosophy. The document describes the range of collaborative partnerships that exist between policing agencies and the individuals and organizations they serve; it outlines the process of how they go about engaging in the proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop effective responses; and it illustrates how they align their organizational management, structure, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem-solving.

Problem Solving
The process of engaging in the proactive and systematic examination of identified problems to develop and rigorously evaluate effective responses.
Scanning: Identifying and prioritizing problems
 = Analysis: Researching what is known about the problem
 = Response: Developing solutions to bring about lasting reductions in the number and extent of problems
 = Assessment: Evaluating the success of the responses
 = Using the crime triangle to focus on immediate conditions (victim/offender/location)

Crime Triangle