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Title: Retiring From the Thin Blue Line: A Need for Formal Preretirement Training (Part Two)
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:78  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:12-18
Author(s): Carl B. Caudill M.A.; Kenneth J. Peak Ph.D.
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 7
Type: Training
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the overall need for- and development of- a comprehensive preretirement training program for law enforcement officers.
Abstract: Law enforcement officers confront unique challenges with respect to their retirement, facing a multitude of problems that they are not equipped to handle by themselves. In this article, which is the second of two, the authors assert that this matter should be addressed through a formal, well-designed program during all stages of officers' careers to better equip them in their transition to retirement. It examines some key considerations that law enforcement agencies should bear in mind before looking at the specific characteristics of a preretirement program, as well as the inclusion of four primary areas when developing the content of the program: administrative commitment, generational differences, curriculum development, and officer evolution. 10 endnotes
Main Term(s): Retirement and pensions
Index Term(s): Police training innovations; Police training needs assessment; Police training programs
Note: For part 1 of this article see NCJ-228819.
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