The First Wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic and its Impact on the Operational Management of the Security Corps
PhDr. Mgr. Miroslav Matouš, Police Academy of the Czech Republic in Prague, doctoral programme student

The presented work briefly summarizes some of the outputs from the solution of the so-called first wave of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in a selected security force with a focus on its operations centers, including workplaces for receiving emergency calls. The entity is one of the basic components of the Integrated Rescue System. The first wave of the pandemic was very specific, as it was a completely new crisis situation, a natural disaster, with not entirely clear action by the relevant state authorities and their effects. Therefore, it was appropriate to evaluate the situation in a certain way and learn a lesson for the future. It is evident that the second wave in the autumn of 2020, lasting until the spring of 2021, was completely different from the first one. The reason is a combination of gained experience, scientific knowledge, but also respect for preventive measures taken in the society.

Keywords: security corps, impact, Integrated Rescue System, coronavirus, crisis measures, crisis staff, Operations Centre, COVID-19 disease, pandemic, emergency call.