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NCJ Number: 229738 Find in a Library
Title: Designing the Annual Training Curriculum: A Team Effort
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:76  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:26,28,31
Author(s): Patrick L. Bradley
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 5
Type: Training
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article identifies what processes and resources police chiefs need to consider when selecting annual training topics and the need for collaboration with communities members, prosecutors, advocacy groups, and officers.
Abstract: Collaboration is the key to planning successful, effective annual training. Determining the topics a department's officers receive for their annual training should include community members, prosecutors, advocacy groups, and officers themselves. The availability of broadened training sources eliminates the budgetary, convenience, or operational priority excuse for failing to provide meaningful in-service trainings. Police chiefs must identify the training topics that their communities, their agencies, and their officers need. Unilaterally selecting these topics ignores the availability of meaningful resources for insight into what training is most suitable. Police chiefs should use these processes and resources to select the relevant training each year. 2 figures and 1 note
Main Term(s): Police training programs
Index Term(s): Police in-service training; Police training; Police training needs assessment; Training needs assessment
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