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NCJ Number: 127927 Find in a Library
Title: Changing "SPAC"
Journal: Canadian Police College Journal  Volume:14  Issue:4  Dated:(1990)  Pages:255-270
Author(s): D Ogle
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 16
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: One of the long-standing police management courses offered at the Canadian Police College is the Senior Police Administration Course (SPAC).
Abstract: Through the 1970's and 1980's, a large number of police officers from all parts of Canada as well as from several other countries have benefited by taking this course. Course changes during those years were quite minor. However, candidates for the course complained that they had previously studied the materials in SPAC in other management courses. Recently, staff members succeeded in overcoming their own reluctance to change SPAC. The new SPAC differs from the old in three major ways: (1) It provides more "hands on" opportunities for candidates to exercise certain basic leadership skills; (2) It gives them opportunities to learn how to change their style of policing in order to meet changing social conditions; and (3) It provides a series of connected opportunities for students to improve their problem solving skills.
Main Term(s): Police management training
Index Term(s): Canada; Police higher education; Police management
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