ERIC Number: ED338889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Minnesota Professional Peace Officer Education System. [Report.] Suggested Implementation Strategies, and Executive Summary.
Minnesota State Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, St. Paul.
This document contains three publications from a study of the training and educational requirements prerequisite to licensure as a peace officer in Minnesota. The first report consists of eight chapters. Chapters 1-3 contain the following: (1) historical review of the development of law enforcement education; (2) the advantages and disadvantages of college for peace officers; and (3) a discussion of how education affects the evolution of an occupation into a profession. Chapter 4 describes the current operation of the professional peace officer education system, outlining the duties and responsibilities of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), higher education, and law enforcement agencies. Chapters 5-7 discuss higher education; current issues; salary, licensing, and employment data; and two surveys focusing on the current education level and desire for further education of peace officers. Chapter 8 includes a summary and recommendations. Appendices include information on financial aid and describe minority enrollments in peace officer programs; there are 103 references. The second publication presents suggested strategies for implementing recommendations to enhance the development of law enforcement as a profession through education. The third publication is an executive summary of the findings of the study reported in the first publication. (YLB)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Criminal Law, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Law Related Education, Needs Assessment, Police, Police Education, Statewide Planning
Minnesota Bookstore, 117 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55155 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, St. Paul.