personal, family, and public disputes; issuing warnings and citations; andproviding miscellaneous services to members of the public.
Staff functions are activities performed by police officers to helpadministrators organize and manage the police agency. Personnelrecruitment, selection, and training, planning, finance, employee services,public relations and use of civilian personnel are examples of staff work.
Because solutions to many crimes are found through the application of physical and biological sciences, the crime laboratory is of great value to lawenforcement officers. If you've ever watched television's CSI, you know thepainstaking efforts taken by the various DNA, fingerprinting, blood and otheranalysts and how important they are to establishing a suspect's guilt orinnocence.
Police mobility is crucial to crime prevention and quickly and efficientlyresponding to emergencies. Police officers must have the capability to movesafely and swiftly to meet their responsibilities.
Communications in a police agency are the lifeline of the organization. Mostpolice department communication systems have three parts: the telephonesystem, command and control operations, and radio communications.
Information is gathered to keep police officials attuned to happenings in their jurisdictions by providing insight into community conditions, potentialproblem areas, and criminal activities.
Another auxiliary staff service is internal discipline. Transparent disciplineand accountability are vital to maintaining any police agency's integrity withemployees, elected leaders and the public. Internal discipline, also known asinternal affairs or professional standards, involves objective investigation of citizen and officer complaints related to police department services andpersonnel.
Coroner's Liaison Unit
Unit works with the Coroner’s Office and assists in identification of deceasedvictims.
Financial Crimes Unit
Investigates all crimes dealing with: