Task Force Membership & Management
Tips To Strengthen Task Force Focus
- Continually train task force members, both new and veteran, so that everyone stays abreast of the crime and protocols for response.
- Review case studies with the group. Assemble small groups to discuss a case, the elements of the crime, and appropriate responses.
- If a task force decides to have a narrow focus, make sure the task force name clearly indicates that focus to allow other entities to organize accordingly. (See Chapter 3.1 Task Force Management & Membership - Task Force Operational Protocol - Memorandums of Understanding)
- If investigative focus is an issue, consider a bifurcated model. While some task forces choose to specialize in an investigative focus, an appropriate plan for response to all victims should be in place and ready for implementation.
Membership recruitment and expansion efforts should look at what capacities and resources are necessary in order to be successful with the mission and core purpose of the task force. This section discusses the types of partnerships and members that are required to run a successful task force and how to outline roles and expectations, create committees, and develop protocols that will help leaders manage and set guidelines to run the task force.
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