The officers must ensure that the communication medium they choose to use to communicate with the public will lead to successful results. Sometimes the presented case might not require public attention as the suspect might receive the information and escape justice (Gorokhov et al., 2019). The officers thus consider coordinating with other officers via text or the text messages to plan on how to get the suspect. It is necessary to use a different communication medium depending on the information they want to deliver to the public.
Besides text and call, the officers should organize meetings in town halls to create awareness in the community. It gives the public the opportunity to interact with the police officers thus promoting community policing. The officers can also organize for weekly department meeting to discuss matters that affect their operations and generate useful information on how to respond to criminal cases (Gorokhov et al., 2019). The officers should also utilize social media platforms to communicate an essential issue to the public. For instance, they might want to arrest the most wanted criminal who is a threat to society. Once the police release the details about the criminal on the social media sites, the public will share the information, and within hours or days, they will have arrested the criminal.
The officers should also have an official website that creates room for interaction with the public. The officers can communicate on security issues of the area on the website, and many people will receive the message. It could be the information on security reasons; thus individuals become cautious about the places they visit past a specified time. They are also encouraged to report any suspicious activity; therefore, being able to respond to the challenges within the shortest time before it can move to a crisis stage. Communication mediums are consequently crucial in criminal justice organization as they apply to different situations.
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