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NCJ Number: 63731 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE TRAINING DILEMMA (FROM CRITICAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 1979, BY R G IACOVETTA AND DAE H CHANG - SEE NCJ-63717)
Author(s): D K MACLEOD
Corporate Author: Carolina Academic Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Carolina Academic Press
Durham, NC 27701
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES A COST-EFFECTIVE POLICE TRAINING PROGRAM LINKING SEVERAL INDEPENDENT LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. MAJOR CHANGES IN POLICE TRAINING ARE SUGGESTED.
Abstract: THE GOAL OF THE ROCKLAND PROJECT WAS TO PROVIDE MORE EFFECTIVE POLICE SERVICE THROUGH TRAINING. THE TRAINING NEEDS TO BE MET BY THE PROJECT WERE DETERMINED BY RESULTS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE, SURVEY AND INTERVIEWS OF PERSONNEL PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM. THE RESPONDENTS ASKED FOR TRAINING IN LAW, INVESTIGATION, AND FIRST AID. THE MISSION, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM ARE SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS: (1) CYCLICAL TRAINING WHICH INVOLVED INSERVICE TRAINING FOR ALL PERSONNEL, (2) SPECIALIZED TRAINING WHICH INVOLVED SELECTED PERSONNEL IN SPECIFIC AREAS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, (3) INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS WHICH PROVIDED PARTICIPATING AGENCIES WITH WRITTEN MATERIALS ABOUT POLICE TRAINING AND HELPED PROMOTE A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT, AND (4) TRAINING SERVICES WHICH FORMED A STAFF OF INSTRUCTORS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PROGRAM. THE TRAINING SYSTEM CONCEPT HAS THREE PHASES: REQUIREMENT, DEVELOPMENT, AND VALIDATION. THE ROCKLAND COUNTY PROGRAM IDENTIFIED AND USED RESOURCES FROM FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LEVELS, SHARED RESOURCES WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION AND THE COMMUNITY, AND LINKED TRAINING OBJECTIVES TO ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE. AS A MODEL FOR FUTURE TRAINING, THE PROGRAM LESSENS FRICTION AMONG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND PROVIDES FOR EXECUTIVE DECISIONMAKING LEADING TO PROFESSIONALISM IN POLICE SERVICE. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, DIAGRAMS AND FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Effective communications training; Model programs; New York; Police in-service training; Police personnel; Police training needs assessment; Professionalization; Teaching/training techniques
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