ERIC Number: ED041239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
State Police Command-Management Seminars for the Middle Atlantic Region
McCain, R. Ray
Conducted between December 8, 1968, and June 20, 1969, in a cooperative arrangement between the University of Maryland and the State police organizations of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia, four interdisciplinary, residential management development seminars four weeks long (two week split sessions) were attended by 121 command level state police officers. Faculty members (largely university) were chosen for expertise, adult teaching ability, and rapport with policemen. The curriculum was divided between three weeks of management development and a one-week staff study workshop. Training techniques included lecture discussion, case studies, role playing, and other student involvement projects. Relatively unique aspects were tailor made case materials resulting from initial organizational analysis, and pre- and postseminar assessments of attitudes and role perceptions. Participants enjoyed the program and felt they were learning; and it was determined that participants' job performance was notably enhanced. It was also concluded that law enforcement officers benefit from peer learners similar to themselves and from contact with expert faculty members from a different field. (Questionnaires and other appendixes are included.) (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Conferences and Institutes Div.
Note: Final report