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Foundations of the Development and Functions of Police, Draft6detectives while on the case not only does it play into body language but gestures, facial expressions, tone and pitch of voice are all examples of paralinguistic features.The second quality is the ability to work under pressure. Working undercover comes witha stressful environment surrounding the line of work it is. These undercover officers experience indescribable pressure of having not to blow your cover. Along with having to change your moralout looks and do or answer any question that is asked of you while undercover.The third quality is the officer and detective must have and show integrity. The temptation or forced façade for their assignment. Money, drugs, gun, violence all can be a part ofundercover work. As an officer you have to make that choice to walk that thin line to maintain your undercover status, but work with your team to get the end result you were looking for i.e. and arrest or gathering information. The forth quality is being able to maintain your emotions. It is similar to the actions of integrity being able to maintain emotions in tough situations. Being undercover means being away from your family, your friends, your true self. The emotional stress that comes with that is a huge burden to carry for the sake of your assignment.The fifth and final quality is knowledge of the law. This is what I deem as the most important. When officers know the law it is a benefit for them as well as their superiors. These officers are going to face and potentially have to break during their time that they are undercover.Having this awareness of the laws it helps the higher ups give them leeway allowing the officer to break those certain laws for the greater good of the case.
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