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NCJ Number: 220694 Find in a Library
Title: Post Symposium on Law Enforcement Training Issues: Summary of Proceedings
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: September 1991
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
POST Media Distribution Ctr
Sacramento, CA 95816
Sale Source: POST Media Distribution Ctr
1601 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document summarizes the proceedings of the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Symposium on Training Issues held September 26th through 27th, 1991 at the Red Lion Hotel in San Diego, CA.
Abstract: Events of police misconduct in March 1991 generated widespread news media, legislative, and public attention. The POST Commission established a committee to examine the adequacy of current POST training. The purpose of the symposium sponsored by POST was to explore and further refine training issues and suggestions received by the Commission’s Training Review Committee from previously held input forums. The symposium participants, representing varied interests on a statewide basis, were brought together to cooperatively identify consensus views, as well as surface ideas of merit on training needs and specific recommendations to address these needs. The symposium provided highly regarded keynote speakers and panelists who made presentations in plenary sessions. Throughout the presentations, participants intermittently met in six pre-assigned discussion groups to develop specific training suggestions and recommendations. The recommendations developed during the symposium are expected to impact various aspects of existing training for California law enforcement officers by providing a blueprint for improvement. Implementing them is expected to have a profound effect on enhancing the law enforcement standards and training program. Appendixes
Main Term(s): Police training needs assessment; Police training standards
Index Term(s): California; Ethics training; Police agencies; Police consultants; Police curriculum development; Police education; Professional conduct and ethics
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