ERIC Number: ED023042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Police Executive Development Program; Final Report to Office of Law Enforcement Assistance, United States Department of Justice.
Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL. Florida Inst. for Law Enforcement.
An experimental course was devised for 36 law enforcement administrators which provided for contact periods spread over eight months and a final retraining session in the 12th month. The course integrated study of the behavioral sciences and communications, executive and professional skills, speeches and informal discussion for professional enrichment, and self-teaching materials and outside assignments. There was time for psychological testing, individual counseling, application of classroom principles to the job and homework, and evaluation of progress at various stages. The project held the attention of the police executives while not keeping them away from their jobs unduly. Behavioral changes in the participants resulted in improvements in their departments. Problems arose from supervisory municipal officials who did not cooperate as much as desired, and from a failure to use the psychological testing, class time, and outside projects to best advantage. Probably more self-instruction and work projects should be used in the future. The project was not evaluated adequately to satisfy the course administrators, who recommend evaluation by an outside agency in the future. (Appendixes include lists of lectures and reading materials, and the evaluation questionnaire.) (jf)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL. Florida Inst. for Law Enforcement.