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NCJ Number: 66294 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF STATEWIDE EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE PAY PROGRAMS FOR POLICE CURRENTLY IN OPERATION AND THE LIKELIHOOD OF A SIMILAR PLAN BEING ADOPTED IN MICHIGAN
Author(s): S L DULIN
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 136
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-NI-99-1023
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOLLOWING A REVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE PAY PLANS IN FLORIDA, KENTUCKY, AND MASSACHUSETTS, A QUESTIONNAIRE IS USED TO GAUGE POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR SUCH A PLAN IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN MICHIGAN; RESPONSE IS QUITE FAVORABLE.
Abstract: PERSONS DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH PLANS THAT PROVIDE INCREASED OR SUPPLEMENTAL PAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS WHO COMPLETE CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FIND THAT THESE PROGRAMS WORK WELL. EXPERIENCE IN THE THREE STATES CONTACTED INDICATES THAT VOLUNTARY, STATE-SHARED INCENTIVE PLANS MEET WITH LESS OPPOSITION THAN MANDATORY ONES IN WHICH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MUST BEAR THE TOTAL COST. IN THESE STATES, ALL CREDITS CLAIMED FOR INCENTIVE PAYMENT MUST BE EARNED AT AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SHOULD BE IN POLICE-RELATED FIELDS. PAYMENTS SHOULD ALSO NOT BEGIN UNTIL AFTER AN OFFICER HAS COMPLETED A FULL YEAR WITH THE DEPARTMENT. REPLIES FROM 38 INDEPTH QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, CHIEFS OF POLICE, AND LEADERS OF POLICE UNIONS IN CITIES IN MICHIGAN SHOW THAT STRONG SUPPORT EXISTS FOR SUCH A PLAN. FINALLY, AN OUTLINE FOR A PLAN THAT REFLECTS THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THE SURVEY IS PRESENTED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE STUDY QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES, COPIES OF THE LAWS ESTABLISHING INCENTIVE PAY PLANS IN FLORIDA, KENTUCKY, AND MASSACHUSETTS, A PARTIAL LISTING OF MICHIGAN POLICE DEPARTMENTS WITH INCENTIVE PAY PLANS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Florida; Kentucky; Massachusetts; Michigan; Police education
Note: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY - MASTERS THESIS
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