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NCJ Number: 182258 Find in a Library
Title: Chasing the Magic Bullet: Law Enforcement's Most Unsuccessful Pursuit
Journal: Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine  Volume:24  Issue:1  Dated:January 2000  Pages:22-27
Author(s): Andrew Borrello
Editor(s): Dennis Hall
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although many technological innovations are available to police departments, there is no substitute for the basic fundamentals of police training.
Abstract: Technology, in the form of the latest weapons and ammunition, is essential in police work, but there is no new firearm that will improve a police officer's shooting ability like spending many hours on the range. A police officer's foundation of skills consists of solid basics perfected through continuous hard work. When police training is cut back in a department or is designed to be taught in less time, two important areas of the training disappear: fundamentals and proficiency testing. Tips to enhance and reinforce police training are offered to achieve goals related to knowledge, verbal and physical skills, professionalism, safety, teamwork, and commitment. 2 photographs
Main Term(s): Police training
Index Term(s): Police effectiveness; Police professionalism; Science and Technology
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