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NCJ Number: 78126 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: TV (Television) and Law Enforcement
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:48  Issue:7  Dated:(July 1981)  Pages:24,26,28,30-33
Author(s): J Walsh; R T Foote; N Day; L L Goldman
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This series of articles discusses the use of videotapes for the training of members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Canada's Edmonton Police Department and the introduction of the first law enforcement educational television network.
Abstract: In 1972, members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol explored the instructional television and videotaping field to determine if this method of communication would enhance the division's training capabilities. The patrol's videotape library now contains over 100 tapes, which vary widely in subject matter. As a result, great savings have been realized in terms of money and manpower, and communication among personnel has improved. This decentralized form of training reaches 1,200 officers stationed at 57 different locations statewide. Videotapes as training tools have proven to be functional, realistic, and effective. Similarly, the Edmonton Police Department, Canada, introduced a system of roll-call training in 1977. This system, which provides ongoing training and standardized instruction, combines the impact of video images with specific training or operational messages. By showing members about new police methods, updated regulations, or vital practices, efficiency is improved. The video packages are generally aimed at the street operations officer; possible topics for video instruction are unlimited. This fall, police educational programming will be broadcast for the first time over television. The Law Enforcement Educational Television System will offer a six-part training series, which will be available through cable television. Topics addressed in the series include civil and vicarious liability, stress and law enforcement, crowd control, mob violence, and tactical survival. Benefits of televising the training series include decreased cost, flexibility, and quality of instruction. The articles include photographs and one sketch.
Index Term(s): Alberta; Audiovisual aids; Ohio; Police education; Professional in-service education; Public education; Televised instruction; Television communications; Training equipment; Videotapes
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