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NCJ Number: NCJ 189245   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Integrating Community Policing into the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute Curriculum: Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Ray Stachnik ; George J. Sullivan
  Project Director: Ray Stachnik
Corporate Author: San Diego Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 10/1998
Page Count: 136
  Annotation: This report describes the process and results of a project to determine whether police academy training at the San Diego, CA, Regional Public Safety Training Institute could develop recruits’ appreciation and understanding of community policing to prepare them more effectively to perform problem-solving in neighborhoods after graduation.
Abstract: The project aimed to accomplish this goal by revising existing courses to incorporate community policing concepts, strategies, techniques, and approaches as a common theme in the curriculum without increasing the current number of training hours. A 34-member committee targeted 57 courses for revision. Subject-matter experts prepared revised course curricula. The academy implemented the revised courses from August 1997 through March 1998. The project manager or content experts monitored 38 courses to determine the implementation of the revisions. In addition, academy recruits who received the standard curriculum and those who received the modified courses completed a 213-item instrument that assessed their knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes before and after training. Results revealed that the research group outperformed the control group on knowledge of community policing and support for teamwork, openness to new ideas, and flexibility and tolerance of others. These research participants had attributes close to those of police officers expert in community policing than did the other trainees. The analysis concluded that this training approach has much to offer police agencies seeking effective ways to acculturate their personnel into their respective organizations. Tables, figures, appended background information and survey instrument, and reference notes
Main Term(s): Police education
Index Term(s): Curriculum ; Police academy ; Police recruits ; Services effectiveness ; Police training evaluation ; Community policing ; California
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0065
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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