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Title: Employing Returning Combat Veterans as Law Enforcement Officers
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

Klein Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2009
Page Count: 52
  Annotation: This report presents findings that underscore the transition issues faced by veteran officers and agencies as they deploy and return from military service.
Abstract: This project presents a first, exploratory look at veteran officer transition issues. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and law enforcement leaders across the country recognize that many issues face combat veterans returning from deployment to either new positions or positions they previously held as Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement officers. The focus of this project explored recent experiences of combat veterans as they transitioned into law enforcement careers. Strategies and policies were examined which optimize support law enforcement officers returning from a military deployment to a war zone. The results of this research will be developed into two guidebooks, one for veteran officers and one for law enforcement leaders. The guides will be available in printed or electronic format to all 18,000 Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in the United States. Findings, recommendations, and future steps are detailed. Data were collected from 340 veteran officers and 112 law enforcement leaders. Figures and appendix
Main Term(s): Veterans ; Police policy development
Index Term(s): Management and administrative education ; Employment services ; Personnel administration ; Veterans Administration ; Research uses in policymaking ; Police-military cooperation
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2007-DD-BX-K111
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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