ERIC Number: ED118183
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Students in the North Hennepin Community College Law Enforcement Program [And] Law Enforcement: A Job Market Survey. Research Report Nos. 1 and 2.
Weiss, Janis H.
This document includes two studies related to the law enforcement program at North Hennapin Community College (Minneapolis, Minnesota). The first study reports the results of a survey sent to all students who listed law enforcement as their major field. Two hundred and four students (74 percent) completed the questionnaire which examined the students' characteristics and plans. The average age of the group was 24. Forty percent were employed in law enforcement or a closely related field, and the remainder expected to end up working for a public law enforcement agency. Overall, an interest in the occupational area outweighed all other factors for both men and women, inservice and preservice students, in motivating enrollment in the program. The secord study reports the results of a survey sent to 147 police chiefs in Minnesota in order to determine the number of job openings in law enforcement in 1975, desired characteristics of new officers, and emerging occupations into which a person with with law enforcement interests might be directed. Most of the characteristics looked for when hiring a new officer fell into one of seven descriptive categories: job interest and ability, morality, emotional stability, understanding of people, intelligence, and personal appearance. Data are organized into tables and appended to each report. (ENHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: North Hennepin Community Coll., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota