Response Structure

Response Structure

Incident Category: Rural Crime

Incident: Livestock theft

Police Force Personnel

Administration: Community coordinator

Operations: Police officer

Planning: Crime analyst

Logistics: Evidence technician


This type of crime (Rural Crimes) requires the help of the community for it to be solved. Consistent coordination with the neighborhood where the event occurred will be of great help. The police authority will deploy a well equipped network of rural crime investigators to have everything solved. Together with the help of the immediate community, the concerns will be addressed in a very timely manner.

Long term and Short term Response

Two things are needed to be addressed with the approach that can be used to minimize if not totally abolish this crime category:

·         Prevention

This can be said as the collection of assessed data in order to see the pattern of the crime incidents. The rationale behind the occurrence of these crimes are something that needs to be considered to see what is required to do if same scenarios happened again. Some variables are being considered to see the patterns: 1) offender; 2) target; 3) the absence of implementation of law or misses with its implementation. Other variables are time and place. Those must be analyzed to have the perspective of the possibility of it happening again (Rossmo, K.D. 2000. P. 111-116).

Prevention can be the long term response to this crime category.

·         Solution

This is where the police actions are being carried. Thus, this can also be called as the immediate response to what was already committed. Some of the aspects of rural crimes are the same with the urban crime but the approach on actions to be carried remained to be mostly reliable with the neighborhood structure. Objective assessment of facts is highly considered for this (Barclay, E. 2007. P. 44-46)

Assessment and on the field Training

            Scenario based training required knowledge on how to assess facts. Therefore, on the field training must be carried and have the assessment procedure done simultaneously. Planning and Logistics department should be responsible for the training while the operations department takes care of the assessment and immediate responses. They are required to make sure that everything must be carried appropriately with the geographic profiling of the community.

            A chart must be made to have all of the variables carefully handled. Variables that need to be considered are those materials, equipments, and domesticated animals, structure of the buildings and fences, stables, and other things that are related to livestock farming.

            These are itemized as follows:

FencesGatesWarning signsLandscapingLightingPower boardLetterboxIntruder alarm systemDoorsWindowsShedsStorage facilityTools and equipments

The assessment must be carried with confidentiality with the copies solely for the purpose of the solving the crime and for its future usage within the organization. The variables should be itemized in the chart with spaces for comments and further information required (NSW. 2006).


Rossmo, K.D. (2000). Geographic Profiling. FL: CRC Press.

Barclay, E. (2007). Crime in Rural Australia. Australia: the Federation Press.NSW Police Force. (2006). Farm Security Assessment. Commissioner of Police.