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Title: Preliminary Report of the Rural Law Enforcement Education Project 2001
Corporate Author: Minot State College
United States of America
Date Published: June 2001
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Law Enforcement Training Ctr
Glynco, GA 31524
Minot State College
Minot, ND 58701
Sale Source: Federal Law Enforcement Training Ctr
Behavioral Science Division
Building 68
Glynco, GA 31524
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents a preliminary report of Part Two of the Rural Law Enforcement Education Project of 2001.
Abstract: Tables and statistical data are presented to report on the effectiveness of Part Two of the Rural Law Enforcement Education Project, which involved the Small Town and Rural Training Series: Drug Law Enforcement School for Patrol Officers. The training was held in Rapid City, SD during June 2001. Information contained in the report includes demographic information about the attending officers and their departments, amount of experience with drug law enforcement, number of training seminars attended, experience with other drug training seminars, drug recognition capabilities, and results of pre- and post-training interviews. Over half of the officers at the training belonged to police agencies with 10 or fewer full time officers. The officers had less than 6 years of law enforcement experience and little experience with drug training. Course evaluation indicated that the majority of officers agreed the training course was relevant to their jobs, the training was presented in a clear manner, and instructors were accessible and knowledgeable. Officers ranked drug recognition as the most important topic covered, followed by focused interviewing, looking beyond the ticket, and reasonable suspicion. Most data are presented in tables; there is very little narrative explanation.
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement training
Index Term(s): Police training evaluation; Police training programs
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