ERIC Number: ED238884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
State and Local Law Enforcement Training Needs in the United States. Volume I: Executive Report.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, VA.
In response to a request by the United States Department of Justice, the Institutional Research and Development Unit, Training Division, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, undertook a long-term comprehensive analysis of state and local law enforcement training needs throughout the United States. A study was developed to: (1) determine the type and extent of any state and local law enforcement training needs as perceived within the context of their individual organizational missions and environments; (2) identify any differences in the nature of the training needs at the various demographic levels of relevance; and (3) provide training needs information which would facilitate any Federal Law Enforcement Training programs developed to meet state and local law enforcement agencies' needs. Questionnaires were developed and mailed to all state and local law police problems and skill areas. Examination of data also reveals that (N=7,292). An analysis of the findings suggests that the majority of training needs given high priority by law enforcement agencies involve basic police problems and skill areas. Examination of data also reveals that a number of task activities not considered high priority by some sizes or types of agencies were given high priority ratings by others. This document, an executive summary, includes an introduction, review of the literature, discussion of methodology, findings, and conclusions as well as a list of references. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, VA.
Note: For related document, see SP 023 710. Prepared by the Training Division.