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The Problem of Overspecialization: Why Patrol is the Backbone of the Department

The Problem of Overspecialization: Why Patrol is the Backbone of the Department

Instructor(s):
    Harry P. Dolan
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police (Ret.)
Date(s):
  • Nov 21, 2019
Time:
  • 2:00 - 4:00pm EST
Individual Fee:
  • $95.00 per registered attendee
Group Rate:
  • $95.00 for the first attendee - $25.00 per each additional attendee
Training Room Special:
  • $500 This fee will allow for up to 40 attendees to participate in the webinar

In a time when more and more agencies are struggling to recruit and hire officers, they are forced to reexamine the way that they operate.  Law enforcement agencies often utilize detective units, SWAT teams, Gang Units, and other specialized teams to conduct operations that require specialized technical and operational knowledge and training.  But, when the patrol unit is relegated to the bottom rung of the department’s hierarchy, we have to ask: are we suffering from special Unit-it is?

In this two-hour webinar Chief Harry P. Dolan (Ret.) will explain his experiences dealing with the problem of agencies that over-specialize, get away from basic policing principles and forget the principle that patrol is the backbone of the police department.

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