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Title: GENERALIST OR SPECIALIST: WHAT WILL BE THE STATUS OF THE POLICE PROFESSIONAL BY THE YEAR 2003?
Author(s): T A Gabor
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 135
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the continuing effort to professionalize law enforcement, focusing on the impact of increased citizen scrutiny and public expectations on the development of the police officer of the future. Information is presented in a journal article and a technical report.
Abstract: The professionalization of law enforcement requires a generalist approach that involves: (1) higher entry-level education; (2) expanded and broadened academy training; (3) diversified experience. The study explores the effect of the generalist approach on organizational problems such as stagnation, elitism, cliquism, corruption, and empire-building. It also attempts to determine whether the generalist or specialist approach works more effectively with the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving style of law enforcement. Appendixes, endnote references, bibliography, tables, graphs, charts
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Community policing; Police standards
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