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Title: MASTER PLAN FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING IN NEW YORK STATE, V 2 - SURVEY, ANALYSIS, EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Author(s): B HAMILTON; R J MACCORMACK
Corporate Author: Detroit News
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 259
Sponsoring Agency: Detroit News
Detroit, MI 48231
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203-3764
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 693959
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A HISTORY OF POLICE TRAINING IN NEW YORK, THE CURRENT OFFICIAL ORGANIZATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAINING, AN OVERVIEW OF TRAINING IN NEW YORK STATE, AND A MASTER PLAN FOR TRAINING IN THE STATE ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: A DISCUSSION OF THE HISTORY OF POLICE TRAINING IN NEW YORK STATE CONSIDERS STATE LEGISLATION, AND THE BEARING IT HAS HAD ON TRAINING. TWO ORGANIZATIONS LEGISLATIVELY MANDATED TO ASSUME PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ARE THE MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COUNCIL AND THE BUREAU FOR MUNICIPAL POLICE. THE MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COUNCIL, COMPOSED OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL APPOINTED TO THE COUNCIL BY THE GOVERNOR, HAS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR RECOMMENDING TO THE GOVERNOR RULES AND REGULATIONS WHICH PERTAIN TO LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE BUREAU FOR MUNICIPAL POLICE CURRENTLY FUNCTIONS AS THE OPERATIONAL ARM FOR THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES IN THE AREA OF POLICE TRAINING AND OF PROVIDING ADMINISTRATIVE SURVEYS TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. IT SERVES ALSO AS THE SECRETARIAT FOR THE MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING COUNCIL. THE STRUCTURE, MEMBERSHIP, AND OPERATIONS OF THESE TWO ORGANIZATIONS ARE DISCUSSED. IN AN OVERVIEW OF EXISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CONDITIONS, IT IS NOTED THAT THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS, BOTH FULL AND PART TIME, WHO HAVE RECEIVED LITTLE OR NO TRAINING IN THE BASIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF POLICING. MOST OF THESE POLICE OFFICERS WORK IN RURAL OR SMALL MUNICIPAL AGENCIES. A MASTER PLAN FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING THROUGHOUT THE STATE INVOLVES THE CREATION OF A TRAINING STRUCTURE AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM TO MEET LAW ENFORCEMENT NEEDS STATEWIDE. UNDER THE PROPOSED MASTER PLAN, THE STATUS AND CREDIBILITY OF THE BUREAU FOR MUNICIPAL POLICE WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED AND A LARGE MEASURE OF LOCAL CONTROL WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE DELEGATION OF AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO REGIONAL COORDINATING BOARDS. THESE BOARDS WILL ASSIST IN THE SELECTION OF THE TRAINING STAFF, MONITOR AND APPROVE FISCAL SPENDING, APPROVE ANNUAL TRAINING PLANS OF LOCALITIES IN ITS REGION, AND RECOMMEND SPECIFIC TRAINING TO MEET LOCAL NEEDS. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MASTER PLAN IS DISCUSSED. APPENDIXES INCLUDE SAMPLE INSTRUMENTS AND NATIONWIDE AND STATEWIDE DATA COLLECTED USING QUESTIONNAIRES AND SURVEYS ON POLICE TRAINING.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; LEAA required state plans; Legislation; New York; Police education; Police personnel; Police training needs assessment
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