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Title: Cross-Cultural Training as a Strategy To Improve Law Enforcement Effectiveness by the Year 2000
Author(s): D Fortune
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 77
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This futures study several trends related to California law enforcement's need for cross-cultural training involving the level of Chief Executive Officer support, minority police influence in the community, the number of academies with cultural training, police contacts with minorities, police resistance to cultural training, and the level of minority departmental influence.
Abstract: Monterey County (California) was studied as a model for the strategic planning process associated with cross-cultural training. A situational analysis identified the department's strengths and weaknesses, a list of stakeholders was developed, and negotiating strategies were conceptualized. The transition plan included in this futures study revolved around a transition management team comprised of a coalition representing a wide range of interests in the county. The author concludes that cross-cultural training should be based on a collaborative approach; it will be most successful when monitored and adjusted according to demographic shifts or the introduction of new cultures. 31 notes, 29 references, and 11 appendixes
Main Term(s): Cross-cultural training; Police training needs assessment
Index Term(s): California; Future trends
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