Rolf-Peter Hoppe & Jonas Grutzpalk

Fachhochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung NRW, Kreispolizeibehörde Mettmann

How do first responders acquire the knowledge they need?

Police officers need to react to very different situations in a knowledgeable manner. In order to do so they need informa­tion which they gather from different sources. This article looks at these official and unofficial knots in a police officer’s knowledge network. The information used in this article is based on what ongoing police officers found out during their internships in the police forces in North Rhine-Westfalia.

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