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NCJ Number: 65550 Find in a Library
Title: TRAINING METHODES IN THE USA (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) (FROM INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION - STUDY TOUR P 15-46, 1979, BY KENNETH H ROBINSON - SEE NCJ-65549)
Author(s): M WOOSEY
Corporate Author: International Police Assoc
British Section
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: International Police Assoc
Nottingham, NG2 6AJ, England
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A BRITISH POLICE OFFICER DESCRIBES HIS TRAINING STUDY AT THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) ACADEMY AND TWO POLICE ACADEMIES, CONCLUDING THAT FORMAL POLICE TRAINING IS IMPORTANT IN THE U.S.A.
Abstract: THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) MAINTAINS HIGH STANDARDS FOR ITS OFFICERS. IN 1972, A NEW FBI TRAINING ACADEMY WAS OPENED IN QUANTICO, VIRGINIA, AND WAS EQUIPPED WITH MODERN CLASSROOMS, LIBRARY, DORMITORIES, FIREARMS RANGES, AND A PHYSICAL TRAINING CENTER. NEW FBI AGENTS ARE INTENSIVELY TRAINED AT QUANTICO OVER A 16-WEEK PERIOD IN FEDERAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, EVIDENCE, INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES, DEFENSIVE TECHNIQUES, AND MANY OTHER SUBJECTS AND PRACTICES; LAW, ACCOUNTING, AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE ARE AMONG THE PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDS REQUIRED OF ALL CANDIDATES. THE NATIONAL ACADEMY AT THE FBI TRAINING ACADEMY, AN 11-WEEK COURSE, TRAINS PROMISING CAREER POLICE OFFICERS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO BE POLICE INSTRUCTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS. STUDENTS MUST BE NOMINATED BY THE HEADS OF THEIR AGENCIES AND COURSEWORK COVERS MANAGEMENT, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, LAW, EDUCATION, COMMUNICATIONS, FORENSIC SCIENCE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. THE FBI NATIONAL INSTITUTE PROVIDES SOPHISTICATED MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR TOP POLICE MANAGERS. SCHEDULING IS FLEXIBLE AND STUDY TOPICS COVER SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL TRENDS; PUBLIC AND LABOR RELATIONS; AND BUDGETING. THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY PROVIDES ALL POLICE TRAINING FOR SEVERAL NORTHERN VIRGINIA COUNTIES. NEW RECRUITS UNDERGO 16 WEEKS OF TRAINING AND A COURSE LIST IS PROVIDED. FINALLY, THE METROPOLITAN POLICE ACADEMY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. TRAINS ALL OF ITS RECRUITS FROM START TO FINISH, BUT CAN DEAL WITH THE GREAT FLUCTUATIONS OF RECRUIT CLASS SIZE COMMON IN ACADEMIES SERVING ONLY ONE CITY. DISCUSSION OF ITS TRAINING PROGRAM IS INCLUDED. FINAL TOPICS INCLUDE A COMPARISON OF POLICE TRAINING IN THE U.S. AND UNITED KINGDOM AND DISCUSSION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF POLICE PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING. TABLES, CHARTS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): District of Columbia; FBI National Academy; Federal law enforcement training; Management and administrative education; Police academy; Police education; Police recruit training; Virginia
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