Day 85 - West Midlands Police - Modern day Resource Allocator and Despatchers (RADs)
This photo shows a RAD (Resource Allocator and Despatcher) working from a modern day contact management centre.
If you compare this to yesterdays historicla photo you will see a number of similarities but also some technological advancements.
RADs perform a vital role in the force as they allocate officers to jobs and despatch them as and when needed.
They maintain a constant communication link with officers to provide updates and advice as well as other useful information.
This image forms part of the West Midlands Police 'Photo of the Day 2012' project.
We will be adding a new photo every day of the year to highlight the breadth of work carried out by police officers and staff across the West Midlands.
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