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NCJ Number: 155710 Find in a Library
Title: Systematic Approach to Police Training
Journal: RCMP Gazette  Volume:57  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1995)  Pages:12-15
Editor(s): J L MacKinnon
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: In a systematic approach to police training, a specific training course is designed according to the needs of the consumer, i.e., the police officer and his supervisor, is continuously monitored and evaluated, and is refined or discontinued based on the results of those evaluations.
Abstract: Some obstacles unique to police that must be overcome before the application of a systematic approach to policing becomes possible pertain to the dominant negative police culture attitude toward research and development and traditional ideas about policing training. The Ontario Police College took a systematic approach toward redesigning a refresher course for patrol officers. After reviewing data from interviews, the literature, focus groups, and questionnaires, the Advanced Patrol Training Course incorporated standards created for each identified need. The new course is modular in approach and is comprised of ongoing simulations and student evaluations.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Foreign police training; Ontario; Training needs assessment
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