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ERIC Number: ED046368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 62
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Law Enforcement Training and the Community College: Alternatives for Affiliation.
Pace, Denny F.; And Others
This report offers 2-year colleges and law enforcement agencies alternatives for merging resources for improving police training and education. Currently approximately 250 2-year colleges offer programs inlaw enforcement, police science, or police administration education. The President's Crime Commission reports that present training programs of local law agencies are incapable of meeting the minimum training needed for long-range programs, and therefore recommends an increased affiliation with 2-year colleges. The junior college's local autonomy is acceptable and considered advantageous to local law agency requirements and philosophy. The American Association of Junior College guidelines on law enforcement education emphasize recruitment and in-service occupational and technical courses as well as courses in the sociological composition and psychological needs of the community. Program needs depend on national and regional needs, the changing patterns of control, and incentives for professional development. The impact of program training can be seen in the development of the police officer's image, career development, and financial incentives. This report also discusses the following in depth: (1) suggested curriculum; (2) division of responsibilities between colleges, police academies, and advisory organizations; (3) alternatives in program operation; (4) consideration for program organization; and (5) examples of five successful programs. (CA)
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00)
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