Discussion Criminal Justice Operations – Coursework Example
Criminal Justice Operations Planning and avoiding high priority crimes is important in security management. As the of Santa Cruz illustrated in2006 following the controversial “Measure K” ordinance, it is important to consider paying more attention to high priority crimes like murder as opposed to the low priority crimes like acts that cause negligible public disturbance (Fiesera and Pojman, 2008).
Planning and avoiding high priority crimes will also include sensitizing the general public through media and other forms on the importance of community policing. The laymen usually know something that may be of help to the police but are afraid many a times due to fear of consequences like retaliation by the accused. As the head of a law enforcement agency, I will be required to explain to would-be-witnesses that the law allows for anonymity as well as protection of witnesses (Fiesera and Pojman, 2008).
It would also be important to ensure that policies are put in place to ensure that high priority crimes are planned for. For instance, security guards at entrances to buildings should have a certain established security check lists that can be used to determine and avert strikes. An example of such a checklist is as follows:
1. Record the time of entry
2. Record the time of exit
3. Search the cars on entrance and on exit to ensure nothing is stolen from the premises or nothing malicious is brought to the premise
One rule that can thwart honesty is the rule about not assigning relatives in the same department. While this might help in preventing possible crime, it on the other hand opens a security loophole. For instance, if a truck driver’s relative is deployed to the warehousing department as a receiving clerk, the chances of the two colluding to lift some goods is high. The use of CCTV cameras can therefore be used to ensure such incidents are avoided.
Fieser, J. & Pojman, P. (2008). Discover Right and Wrong. London: Cengage learning.