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NCJ Number: 229495 Find in a Library
Title: Off-Duty Conduct and Professional Behavior; Part I
Journal: Law and Order  Volume:58  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:18,20
Author(s): Ed Nowicki
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 2
Type: Training
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This first of a two-part series examines issues surrounding police off-duty conduct and the need to establish guidelines related to off-duty behavior and conduct.
Abstract: It is clear that law enforcement agencies need to set guidelines relating to off-duty behavior and conduct. Law enforcement agencies need to ensure that officers are trained on appropriate off-duty behavior. Guidelines should outline what does and does not qualify as "conduct unbecoming an officer." Specific examples can help clarify acceptable and unacceptable off-duty behavior and conduct. To ensure understanding from an officer on appropriate off-duty behavior, there must be training and the administering of a written test. In part two of this "Training" column, off-duty behavior and conduct from the perspective of officer safety and survival training will be addressed.
Main Term(s): Police misconduct
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Individual behavior; Misconduct; Police professionalism; Police responsibilities; Police training; Police training needs assessment
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