ECP220 - Police Communications Procedures

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Subject Title
Police Communications Procedures

Subject Description
Law enforcement agencies are governed by specific laws, by-laws, regulations, standards, and procedures. Even technology that is used on a daily basis such is governed by regulations and procedures. This course will address the different classes of police procedures, technology, terminology, and equipment used within the police communications environment. Students will also examine the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and other Ontario police oversight agencies, including the regulations that surround how they invoke their mandates.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the 911 & Emergency Services Communications program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Define the standards that set the guidelines and responsibilities listed for procedures, technology, terminology and equipment used for uniform and civilian members.
2. Define the rank structure in a police environment.
3. Demonstrate the correct use of 10 codes, police terminology, and explain why they should be used.
4. Demonstrate the use of CPIC and PARIS and explain the necessity for the restrictions surrounding their use.
5. Explain types, functions, and resources of specialized units in a police environment internal and external to each police service and list the advantages of having such units.
6. Explain the necessity for taping any communications transmissions and list the technology used.
7. Define the mandate, standards and responsibilities of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and other police oversight agencies.
8. Assess and explain how a communicator's job performance in a communication centre can directly affect the safety of the public and the officer.
9. Explain the criteria set out by the regulations made pursuant to the Police Services Act governing the police communicator’s role in suspect apprehension pursuits.
10. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Mobile Workstation (MWS) and explain how it affects the police communicator's job performance.
11. Describe the definition and use of the Province Common Channel.
12. Explain and assess the use of call classifications.
13. Identify and explain the use of information systems including data bases, mapping, mite checks, and phone and radio recorders.

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