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NCJ Number: 157107 Find in a Library
Title: Volunteer Augmentation of Law Enforcement Agencies: A Training Guide
Corporate Author: American Assoc of Retired Persons
Criminal Justice Services Program Department
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: American Assoc of Retired Persons
Washington, DC 20049
Sale Source: American Assoc of Retired Persons
Criminal Justice Services Program Department
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training guide is designed to provide background information on the Volunteer Augmentation of Law Enforcement Agencies (VALEA) program sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), to increase cost-effectiveness through contributed services, and to enhance community understanding and support of law enforcement.
Abstract: The first part of the guide introduces the program, presents an overview of the concept of volunteerism, and discusses the results of AARP's National Study on Volunteers in Law Enforcement. Factors which must be considered when evaluating executive commitment, outlined in the second section, include needs assessment results, volunteer roles, benefits, organizational placement, costs, input of unions and associations, legal liability, confidentiality, and staff acceptance. Successful management of a program like VALEA must encompass policy and procedures, office support, parking and transportation, forms, records, position descriptions, organization, recruitment, screening and interviewing, training, scheduling, discipline, publicity, motivation and retention, awards and recognition, and evaluation.
Main Term(s): Police volunteer training
Index Term(s): Program implementation; Volunteer programs
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