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What Are The Advantages Of Teamwork Within The Police Force?

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Teamwork is indispensable in the police force – if everybody worked in isolation, it would be nearly impossible to get anything done!

Advantages of Team Work Within the Police Force
  • Safety – Trying to stop an armed robbery is dangerous enough as it is, but if nobody worked together, there would be a lot more fatalities.
  • Can cover more ground as a team – it’s easier to find someone if there are several cars and a helicopter looking for them. If there are several police cars, all communicating via police radio, they can work as a team to corner their target.
  • More points of view, more ideas – When trying to solve a murder case, the more brains the better! Not everybody thinks in the same way, and so working together can be really useful.
  • Saves time in life-or-death situations – Teamwork can save time when searching for a missing person,
  • More efficient – Different departments can communicate and share information. With everyone having a different roles or job to focus on, their attention is concentrated rather than spread out.
  • Presents a united front, which is reassuring to the public – if there was a serial killer on the loose in your neighborhood, would you rather know that a team of police officers were working on catching him, or just one? Knowing that the police work together can make communities feel safer.
  • Less chance of the police abusing their position – If a police officer might be tempted to cause physical harm to a prisoner, either to obtain information or just out of hatred, they’re less likely to do so if there are witnesses.
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In the police force it is essential to work in teams, for example if there is a drugs raid it will require several police officers to carry out the raid. If they didn’t work together then the raid would not be successful.

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