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NCJ Number: 36476 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE IDENTITY WORKSHOPS - PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
Journal: POLICE JOURNAL  Volume:49  Issue:3  Dated:(JULY-SEPTEMBER 1976)  Pages:181-198
Author(s): J C KULIS
Corporate Author: Justice of the Peace, Ltd
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Justice of the Peace, Ltd
Sussex, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: DETAILED EXPLANATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THIS WORKSHOP DESIGNED TO ASSIST POLICE PERSONNEL IN DEALING WITH OCCUPATIONAL PRESSURES WHICH LEAD TO POLICE ABUSE OR POLICE INEFFICIENCY.
Abstract: THE WORKSHOP CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF INTERLOCKING ACTIVITIES IN WHICH TRAINEES ARE PUT UNDER A HIGH DEGREE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PRESSURE TO EXAMINE THEMSELVES IN TERMS OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL ABILITY TO ADAPT TO THEIR OCCUPATIONAL ROLE. PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE COGNITIVE INPUT RELATIVE TO JOB PERFORMANCE AND THEN, IN ROLE-PLAYING SITUATIONS, ARE FORCED TO PUT IDEAS INTO ACTION. ACTIVITIES ARE TIMED AND EXECUTED SO AS TO STIMULATE PARTICIPANTS TO TRY TO DEVELOP AN OCCUPATIONAL IDENTITY OF BEING A PERSON WHO IS ACTIVE, WHO TAXES INITIATIVE, WHO DISPLAYS LEADERSHIP, AND WHO DOES NOT RESPOND TO EVENTS WHICH, IF BLINDLY REACTED TO, WOULD FRUSTRATE THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HIS OFFICIAL OBJECTIVES. THE TOTAL WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED TO LAST 64 HOURS - APPROXIMATELY TWO FULL WORKING WEEKS - AND WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES FALL INTO THREE CLUSTERS: LABORATORY SESSIONS, IN WHICH TRAINEES PLAY THE PART OF POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDING TO ASSORTED INCIDENTS; THEORY SESSIONS, AND PERSONALITY MEASUREMENT SESSIONS. DAILY MORNING THEORY SESSIONS CONSIST OF A PACKAGE OF LECTURES AND READINGS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. THE GOAL OF THE PERSONALITY MEASUREMENT SESSION IS TO STIMULATE PARTICIPANTS - VIA STRUCTURED COMPARISONS OF THEMSELVES WITH OTHER PEOPLE - TO THINK ABOUT THEIR GENERAL PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND IDENTITY. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN ACCREDITED BY THE CHICAGO CITY COLLEGE AS A CREDIT BEARING COURSE FOR ALL CHICAGO POLICE RECRUITS. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Police occupational stress; Police stress training; Role conflict; Stress management; Workshops and seminars
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