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NCJ Number: 67940 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRIMARY POLICE TRAINING AND POLICING IN PRACTICE - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): J JUNGER-TAS
Corporate Author: Netherlands Ministry of Justice
Research and Documentation Centre
Netherlands

Netherlands Ministry of Home Affairs
Netherlands

Itoba Institute
Netherlands
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 102
Publication Number: 33
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: Netherlands
Annotation: THIS FINAL REPORT OF THE HAGUE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (NETHERLANDS) SYNTHESIZES THE RESULTS OF A STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER POLICE TRAINING HAS BEEN SUFFICIENTLY ADAPTED TO THE DEMANDS OF THE OFFICERS ON THE FORCE.
Abstract: THREE POLICE TRAINING SCHOOLS TOOK PART IN THE INVESTIGATION: THE MUNICIPAL POLICE TRAINING SCHOOLS IN AMSTERDAM AND LOCHEM, AND THE NATIONAL POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL IN APELDOORN. IN ORDER TO INCLUDE RELEVANT GROUPS IN THE PROJECT, A STEERING COMMITTEE COMPOSED OF THOSE IN THE FIELD AND IN POLICYMAKING BODIES WAS SET UP. AN OBSERVATION STUDY WAS MADE OF POLICE PATROLS IN A BIG CITY, A MEDIUM-SIZED MUNICIPALITY, AND TWO NATIONAL POLICE RURAL DISTRICTS. TWO PROJECTS WERE CARRIED OUT. THE FIRST WAS CONDUCTED AMONG CITIZENS TO ASCERTAIN HOW THEY ASSESSED THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH THE POLICE. THE SECOND WAS AMONG OFFICIALS (BURGOMASTERS, CHIEF PUBLIC PROSECUTORS, AND HEADS OF POLICE FORCES). THE PUBLIC WAS SURVEYED BY QUESTIONNAIRE; OFFICIALS WERE INTERVIEWED. FINALLY, QUESTIONS WERE PUT TO POLICE OFFICERS PRIOR TO TRAINING, UPON COMPLETION OF TRAINING, AND AFTER THEY HAD BEEN WORKING ON THE FORCE FOR 8 MONTHS. PRONOUNCED DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND BETWEEN THE IMAGE AND THE REALITY OF POLICE WORK. THE PUBLIC WAS SATISFIED WITH POLICE CONDUCT IN MOST SITUATIONS BUT IRRITATED WITH POLICE FAILURE TO RESPOND IN SPECIFIC SITUATIONS. BOTH POLICE TRAINEES AND EXPERIENCED STAFF WANTED MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRACTICAL WORK DURING TRAINING. CHANGES ARE RECOMMENDED IN PRIMARY POLICE TRAINING WITH RESPECT TO THE TRAINING SCHOOL CURRICULUM, THE ORGANIZATION OF THE TRAINING COURSE, THE TRANSITION FROM TRAINING TO SERVICE, AND ENTRY TO THE POLICE SERVICE. THE LIST OF REPORTS ON WHICH THE FINAL REPORT IS BASED IS GIVEN. A FEW REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. (MFE)
Index Term(s): Police education; Police training; Staff development training
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