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NCJ Number: 150201 Find in a Library
Title: Study of Auxiliary Police
Author(s): B Jankowski; J-P Robert
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Secutite Interieure
Paris 75015, France
Ryland Research, Inc
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Sale Source: Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Secutite Interieure
19, rue Peclet
Paris 75015,
Type: Survey
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: This survey explores the opinions of 2,530 French auxiliary police officers concerning their training, professional tasks, reception and integration in their police unit, attitudes toward policing, and future plans.
Abstract: With a median age of 21 years, this male sample population had opted to complete their obligatory military service with the police. Their responses to a 38-item, multiple choice questionnaire indicated that the vast majority was satisfied with the experience; in fact, 80 percent of the sample would make the same choice over again, and 68 percent would advise friends to complete their military service with the police. The greatest number of unfavorable attitudes were expressed by members of the Paris police force; 30 percent of these would opt for a different kind of service (as opposed to 20 percent in the overall sample). Paris auxiliary officers also had the greatest percentage of respondents indicating that they saw more disadvantages than advantages in this type of service. The age of the auxiliary officers had little influence on their responses; in fact, those 23 years old or older tended to be even satisfied with their choice. The questionnaire is appended.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Auxiliary police units; Police training attitudes; Police work attitudes
Note: Etudes et Recherches (Studies and Research)
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