Information and Analysis System Supporting Risk Management During the Planning and Implementation Stage of Police Activities – the Essence and Possibilities of Use for Teaching Purposes (ebook)
Abstract. The article presents the essence and operational potential of the information and analysis system supporting the decision making process within the framework of security-related policing operations. This system is being developed by a scientific consortium led by the Police Academy, Szczytno. The project finance is provided by the National Centre for Research and Development. The main element to ensure the effectiveness of the system in question will be an application with a planning and decision mechanism and prediction algorithms. The above mentioned algorithms are designed to provide information on the probability of success of police operations and on the necessary costs which must be incurred in a given crisis situation in order to implement their individual, expected variants. Using historical data and algorithms developed on its basis, the system is supposed to indicate the relevant forces and resources required, the methods and tactics for operations and characteristics of the security infrastructure. Moreover, the publication presents the fundamental mechanisms of the police command and control process during emergency situations and general remarks regarding the professional development of those who manage these types of policing operations. In the author’s opinion, of particular importance in this respect is the course addressed to commissioned police officers trained to be commanders or deputy commanders of security-related policing operations, where classes are conducted using a simulator for police operations in emergency situations. It is a form of advanced command staff training with the use of a virtual computer simulation system. The simulator makes it possible to develop algorithms for dealing with crisis incidents and to improve the command process during emergencies. One of the practical goals of developing the information and analysis system is its integration with the simulator for police operations in emergency situations. In this respect, it is supposed to be a tool used in multimedia decision-making training. The author comes to the conclusion that the expected functionalities of the information and analysis system will have a positive effect both on the educational process of improving professional qualifications of commanders of security-related policing operations and on the real planning, implementation and assessment of the operations themselves.
Keywords: information and analysis system, police operations, emergency situations, police training