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NCJ Number: 250529 Find in a Library
Title: The State of Law Enforcement Training Academies
Journal: Sheriff & Deputy  Dated:January/February 2017  Pages:44-47
Author(s): Brian A. Reaves; April L. Trotter
Date Published: January 2017
Page Count: 4
Document: PDF (NCJ 249784)
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents a Bureau of Justice Statistics study that analyzed how much and what type of training law enforcement recruits in the United States receive.
Abstract: Since its inception, the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA) has provided national data on law enforcement training in the United States for use by the profession, researchers, policymakers, and the public. Law enforcement training academies face unique challenges as they prepare recruits for a complex profession that exists at the intersection of law, technology, community relations, and the use of force. The CLETA surveys show how these academies continue to evolve to train officers to perform effectively in the changing environment in which they work. The BJS report, “State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013,” (NCJ 249784) with data based on the CLETA, can be viewed at link provided.
Main Term(s): Police academy
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Police cadet training; Police recruit training; Police training; Police training evaluation; Police training needs assessment; Police training statistics; Training evaluation; Training needs assessment
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