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MASTER PLAN FOR TRAINING IN NEW YORK STATE, V 1 - CURRENT TRENDS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN POLICE TRAINING - REVIEW

NCJ Number
50121
Author(s)
A SIMPSON; R J MCCORMACK
Date Published
1977
Annotation
A 20-YEAR PROJECTION OF ANTICIPATED TRAINING NEEDS IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FIELD IN NEW YORK STATE ARE EXAMINED, ALONG WITH SOCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS AND THEIR IMPACT ON POLICE.
Abstract
THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE OF THE REPORT IS TO PRESENT AN ANALYSIS OF TRENDS THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED BY POLICE ADMINISTRATORS IN PLANNING THE DIRECTIONS WHICH FUTURE TRAINING STRATEGIES MUST TAKE. THEORETICAL VIEWS OF THE POLICE FUNCTION IN FEDERAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS, VARIOUS STUDIES, AND MODELS OF POLICE ORGANIZATION FOCUS ON THE POLICE ROLE AND OPERATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINOLOGY AND THE POLICE FUNCTION, STYLES OF POLICE, THE SERVICE FUNCTION OF POLICE, INFLUENCES ON THE POLICE ROLE, AND TEAM POLICING. CONCERNS IN POLICING RELATE TO POLICE AND SOCIAL WORK TEAM APPROACHES, COMMUNITY PROFILING, THE EVALUATION OF POLICE PATROL, BUDGETING, EXPENDITURES AND PRODUCTIVITY, POLICE PROFESSIONALISM, POLICE UNIONIZATION, POLICE WOMEN, POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS, TECHNOLOGY, AND LEGAL UNITS. DEVELOPMENTS OF POLICING ARE DISCUSSED THAT DEAL WITH SOCIAL AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE, DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS, URBANIZATION, SOCIOCULTURAL VALUES, BUREAUCRATIC CENTRALIZATION, RISING INCOME LEVELS, AUTOMATION, AND PROFESSIONALIZATION. POLICE TRAINING NEEDS RELATE TO PERSONNEL SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT, EDUCATION, INVESTIGATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING, LATERAL ENTRY, VIDEO TECHNIQUES FIELD TRAINING, INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING, MANAGERIAL TRAINING, AND SUBSTANTIVE TRAINING AREAS. DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS AND POLICING IN NEW YORK STATE ARE DISCUSSED. THE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IS DETAILED IN AN APPENDIX.