What’s it like to walk, ride a bike or drive a car through the community as a police officer? You may have wondered at some point, and we have, too. What would you encounter? How much of the day is routine, and how much is taken up with a crisis?
You may not find all the answers in a one-day ride with a member of your local police force, but you would come away with a better understanding of what it takes to protect your community. And it might help you in your security business and alarm management programs, if you happen to respond to any alarm calls during your ride.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has a great program where you can take a virtual ride-along. It’s a neat virtual preview that goes through common scenarios of police work. Check it out here: http://discoverpolicing.org/whats_like/?fa=virtual-ride-along. We think it’s a great way to get a better sense of some of the decisions an officer must make during his/her daily activities.
A growing part of our role at SIAC is to build strong and sustainably solid relationships with law enforcement agencies across North America. Understanding their daily challenges helps us do a better job at that. We hope you take a look at the virtual ride, and believe you will be glad you di