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Title: Comprehensive Plan for the Development of Municipal Police Training in Connecticut - Final Report
Author(s): F J Leahy
Corporate Author: PRC Public Management Services, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 311
Sponsoring Agency: Connecticut Justice Cmmsn
Hartford, CT 06115
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
PRC Public Management Services, Inc.
McLean, VA 22101
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
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: This report describes the findings from a study conducted by the Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) of Connecticut to further development of a training program for municipal police departments.
Abstract: The purposes of the MPTC study were to determine and describe the nature and volume of municipal police training needs in Connecticut, to review the role and functions of the MPTC in relation to these needs, and to provide a detailed plan for implementing a program on a cost-effective basis for meeting statewide needs. MPTC concluded that the quantity of the MPTC recruit training program needs to be significantly increased; 23 days is clearly insufficient to train a municipal police officer. The expanded training program should emphasize criminal law and investigation, defensive tactics, and psychology. Additional instruction should be provided regarding handling personal confrontations, human relations, first aid, and report writing. MPTC should assume an active role in planning, programming, and coordinating inservice training aspects for all municipal officers. Adequately funded programs are necessasary to achieve improved levels of law enforcement training. In addition, MPTC should be given more authority to mandate acceptable training and performance standards. Figures and tables are provided. Reports and standards are appended.
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Municipal police; Police recruit training; Police recruits; Police training needs assessment
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