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Title: Texas Law Enforcement Training Study
Corporate Author: Texas Cmssn on Law Enforcement
Officer Standards and Education
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 181
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Texas Cmssn on Law Enforcement
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study describes the status of police regional training facilities in Texas for 1979, with attention to the new, mandated 320-hour course for peace officers prior to certification, funding sources, and results of a training needs survey.
Abstract: Following a brief history of police training in Texas, the report describes the three components of the current delivery system: individual police agency academies; regional academies for areas without their own training programs; and statewide training conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, and Texas A&M University Police Training Division. Tables and charts compare these training programs with those in 46 other States. The discussion of funds that academies use for training covers LEAA grants, funding supplied by the Texas Education Agency, and tuition and membership fees paid by law enforcement agencies and students, and city-county appropriations. The study reviews the development of the new 320-hour basic training course and its curriculum. The results of a statewide training needs survey conducted by an independent contractor in 1978 are reported for four categories: sheriff's agencies; municipal police serving cities under 50,000 population; municipal police serving cities over 50,000; and combined airport, university, and municipal park police. Alternative systems for conducting law enforcement training at regional-type academies at their current locations while developing a long-range plan to select 15 regional academies with stricter controls over curriculum. Profiles of individual academies and the survey questionnaire are appended.
Index Term(s): Police academy; Police education; Police recruits; Texas
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