A practice kit that includes a CD with two types of practical exercises similar to what dispatchers encounter. "Copy That" allows the student to copy police related information and use abbreviations to practice both speed and accuracy. "Name that Call" allows the student to listen to simulated calls for service and determine the correct penal code section that applies as well as be able to correctly format the information with accuracy and speed onto a call screen from your computer. Its like taking a real call for service in the privacy of your own home. Great for beginners or wanna be dispatchers!
Are you getting ready to take the California State issued P.O.S.T. Dispatch exam for a police agency?
Several Police agencies have you take this exam as one of the first phases of the application process. You must successfully pass this exam to proceed in the testing phase for a dispatch position. This packet was developed to help you prepare for what the exam will be like. It was designed to allow the student to do practical exercises similar to what you will experience on the P.O.S.T. exam. It also has some exercises that could be similar to what you will experience when taking your psycological exam. This packet is a "must have " to prepare you for what you will experience on the P.O.S.T. exam in reference to reasoning, memory recall, composure, and multi-tasking. Mail for yours today!
Breaking and Entering: Jobs in 911by Rosanna McKinney
Public safety dispatching is a very obscure career. Dispatchers are the heroes behind the scenes; heard but seldom seen. It is not an easy job to learn, with high turnover and stress. Dispatch centers across the nation are constantly short-staffed and lack qualified applicants. Yet, it is a career with personal rewards beyond belief. If you have an interest in becoming a dispatcher, this is one of the most comprehensive books you can add to your library. It will guide you through the hiring process and your first year of training. It will provide suggestions to help you learn. Gain the advantage now!
BOOK- "If I can't have you no one can" by Don Lasseter
Richard Namey, 26, drug abuser and woman-beater, had already threatened a previous girlfriend with a gun, but she'd gotten away. Sarah Rodriquez, 21, wasn't so lucky. On April 16, 2002, in Orange County, California, she and her true love, Matt Corbett, 20, were forced off the road by Namey, who shot them both at point-blank range with a.357. Sarah was killed. Corbett was paralyzed for life. After a 42-mile chase, Namey was finally cornered in a drainage tunnel by a police dog. He pleaded manslaughter, claiming he'd really meant to kill himself in front of Sarah. No deal. The man he faced was not your average deputy district attorney: Dennis Conway had pulled himself out of a wayward life torn by seemingly insurmountable tragedy and into law school. He knew all about guys like Namey - and exactly where to find the holes in his story. The verdict: first-degree murder, life sentence. Score one for the good guys.
At a pace matching the flashing lights on a 911 console, Caroline Burau puts us in the hot seat and shows us the madness, the sadness, and the gallows humor of a profession that serves and protects in ways we never dream. And by telling us what goes on when the microphone is silent, she has taken the voice on the radio and given it heart.
Book-"Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement"by Kevin M. GilMartin
This book handles the issue of how the need of being constantly aware of ones' surroundings can adversely affect the personal life of a police officer. While the book is aimed primarily for police officers, it can be of benefit for anyone in a law enforcement occupation. Anyone who is involved in law enforcement knows how stressful it is at times, but there is no reason to be a victim of the job. This book gives practical instruction on how to overcome many of the common symptoms that affect an officer or anyone in this career--whether a rookie or a veteran. It is a quick read because it focuses on hypervigilance-the main thing that "changes" a person when they become a cop or in this line of work.