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NCJ Number: 68594 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: WESTERN REGIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME TRAINING INSTITUTE 2 - FINAL REPORT
Corporate Author: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
United States of America

California Dept of Justice
Organized Crime and Criminal Intelligence Branch
United States of America
Project Director: C E CASEY
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of Justice
Sacramento, CA 98153
California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Sacramento, CA 95814
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-DE-09-0012
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT ON THE WESTERN REGIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME INSTITUTE (WROCI) FOR POLICE OFFICERS DISCUSSES COURSES OFFERED, PLANNING PHASES OF WROCI, PERSONNEL, FUNDING, AND FACILITIES.
Abstract: THE REPORT IS PRESENTED ON THE FIRST 2 YEARS OF WROCI, WHICH TRAINED 2,300 POLICE OFFICERS, MOSTLY FROM CALIFORNIA. THE CURRICULUM CONSISTED OF FIVE MAIN COURSES ADDRESSING SPECIFIC FUNCTIONAL LEVELS OF THE POLICE ORGANIZATION. A CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE COURSE FOR CHIEF ADMINISTRATORS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TAUGHT HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND USE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS WITHIN AN AGENCY. A COURSE FOR POLICE COMMANDERS TAUGHT HOW TO MANAGE AND USE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE. A COURSE FOR INTELLIGENCE COLLECTORS TAUGHT OFFICERS HOW TO RECOGNIZE ORGANIZED CRIME ACTIVITIES AND SKILLS TO COLLECT AND EVALUATE INFORMATION. THE COURSE FOR INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS TAUGHT POLICE OFFICERS HOW TO EVALUATE, COLLECT, AND DISSEMINATE ORGANIZED CRIME INFORMATION, WHILE THE SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT COURSE INSTRUCTED OFFICERS IN THE USE OF SUCH EQUIPMENT AS CAMERAS AND RADIOS. FINAL COURSES TAUGHT POLICE OFFICERS HOW TO DEVELOP AND USE INFORMANTS IN ORGANIZED CRIME AND HOW TO INVESTIGATE WHITE-COLLAR CRIME. TABLES PRESENT THE NUMBERS OF PERSONS COMPLETING EACH COURSE AND APPLICATION BACKLOGS. WROCI PLANNING CONSISTED OF THREE PHASES: DEVELOPING THE COURSE, SETTING UP THE WROCI AND ITS FACILITIES IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, AND TRAINING PERSONNEL TO GIVE INSTRUCTION. INSTRUCTORS COMPETED FOR POSITIONS THROUGH COMPETITIVE BIDDING. PERMANENT FACILITIES WERE OBTAINED IN 1976 WITH TWO OTHER TRAINING INSTITUTES. LACK OF SPACE CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM, EASED SOMEWHAT BY PRESENTING SELECTED COURSES IN OTHER CITIES. INFORMATION IS ALSO PRESENTED ON SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT. TABLES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): California; Organized crime; Organized crime intelligence; Organized crime investigation; Organized crime prevention; Police personnel; Police training; Staff development training
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