Primary Task Response: Your first task is to post your own Key Assignment Outline to the discussion area so that other students are able to review your plan. The Phase 4 IP is the Key Assignment for this course. Your task is to develop an outline for your response to the Phase 4 IP. You are to post that outline to the Phase 4 Discussion Board area. Attach your document to the main discussion post, and include any notes that you feel are appropriate. The purpose of this assignment is to help improve the quality of the Key Assignment Draft you will complete for the Phase 4 IP.



General order proposal of 1,000–1,250 words



Recently, your police department has received media coverage and community activist criticism because of the detective bureau’s techniques of interrogation. Your chief of detectives has assigned you to develop a general order for the chief of police to consider implementing on this topic. The chief will use your drafted general order to prepare his response to the media at a press conference scheduled for next week. Therefore, time is critical. Consider the following:

· Miranda warnings and waiver of rights form

· Use of audio and video equipment

· Note-taking

· Developing a plan

· Knowledge of the subject and incident

This general order should provide sufficient detail on each of the topics, and it should address the legal and ethical considerations and implications of conducting interviews and interrogations. Research general orders so that your submission reflects a format that is typical of what might be seen in a police department general order.


For this last part you are adding on to the first 1000-1250 words to make it 1250-1500 not writing a new paper. You must wait for the feedback that my professor gives to make necessary changes and additional add ons.


For the Phase 4 IP, you wrote a proposal of 1,000–1,250 words of a general order for the chief of police on interview and interrogation strategies. By now, you should have received feedback from your instructor about the general order that you put together for Phase 4. For this task, you will revisit the general order from the Phase 4 IP, and do the following:

· First, make any edits necessary based on the feedback from your instructor.

· Amend the general order to include caution, techniques, and skills authorized for use in obtaining statements from special populations (e.g., children, elderly, and the mentally challenged).

What special training, demeanor, and other conditions should be considered by the police department interviewers?

Do not forget about proposing possible themes on how to approach certain populations when seeking their information.

Read the literature, and do some scholarly research to develop your addendum to the earlier general order.

Your assignment should be submitted as a memorandum from the chief of police to the entire department as a supplement to the original general order. Your memorandum should include sections for the following special populations (at a minimum):

· Children

· The elderly

The mentally challenged