Archive for Featured Articles

15 Apr 2013

Celebrating Your Favorite Police Shows-An Overview

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This week the Badge Guys will be celebrating your favorite police shows. We will look at some top rated police shows that influence perceptions, both good and bad of the policing profession. Police shows run the gamut from the friendly, neighborly Andy Griffith show to edgy shows like The Shield and into real life documentaries […]

12 Apr 2013

Police Dispatcher Stress – The Silent Killer

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Police Dispatcher Stress – The Silent Killer Olivia Johnson, DM “9-1-1 what is your emergency?” A question asked thousands of times a day by our country’s emergency dispatchers. But what happens after the caller hangs up? How do dispatchers’ deal with the stress (e.g., cumulative and critical incident) or the compassion fatigue? If answering honestly, […]

11 Apr 2013

Interview with America’s Diary of a Mad Dispatcher, Part 2 – The Badge Guys

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Yesterday The Badge Guys introduced you to American Police Dispatcher, Kristin Kitchens. We discussed her decision to become a dispatcher and what it took to do the job. We hope you checked out her Facebook site at Diary of a Mad Dispatcher after getting to know her. Well, she is back for the final part of our […]

10 Apr 2013

Interview with America’s Diary of a Mad Dispatcher, Part 1 – The Badge Guys

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This week’s focus on Police Dispatchers includes an “Interview with America’s Diary of a Mad Dispatcher”. The Badge Guys know that when you dial 911 for help in a crisis, you expect someone to answer that call. Beyond just answering the phone, you expect your crisis to be handled because of that call. How often do people consider […]

09 Apr 2013

Police Dispatchers Duties – Their Role in Officer Safety Enhances Public Safety

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The police out in the public eye frequently catch news headlines for dramatic rescues, tense standoffs and human interest pieces in which cute puppies, kittens or ducklings are rescued from their escapades. Much like the old saying “behind every successful man is a woman”, truth be told, behind every successful officer is a great dispatcher. […]

08 Apr 2013

Police Dispatcher Week 2013; Thank You From – The Badge Guys

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Police Dispatcher Week 2013 Like any true blue blood, we are preparing for the annual National Police Week in Washington DC, May 12 – 18, 2013. To belong to the fraternity, the brotherhood, the cop culture means at least one pilgrimage during your career. What preparations have you made for April 14 – 20, 2013? […]

05 Apr 2013

Law Enforcement and Social Media: If I had a hammer…

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Law Enforcement and Social Media: If I had a hammer… building social media presence I was talking with a citizen activist about social media use during events such as protests when he made a simple, yet effective, analogy. That is, like any tool, social media can be used for good or bad. Take a hammer for […]

04 Apr 2013

Police and Whistleblowers – Welcome to Great Britain in 2013

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A doctor and a police officer are both worried about management practices in their organizations. The doctor thinks that chasing targets is affecting clinical decision making and affecting patient safety. The police officer thinks that chasing targets is causing dysfunctional organizational behavior and affecting public safety. Both try to raise their concerns and both are […]