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Critical Issues in Police Training

This text takes readers through the entire process of police training and deals with important issues such as the role of training and education in law enforcement, selection of field training officer instructors, stress management, leadership training, diversity training, and supervisory and management training. Eight different real-life academy training programs are analyzed, as well as three field training officer programs. There is also material on police training on 10 other countries. The author teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Field Training Concept in Criminal Justice Agencies

This manual, based on the San Jose Model of Field Training and Evaluation Program concept, explains the process for training and evaluating newly hired employees. It describes key elements of field training programs, including evaluation and documentation. The role of the field training officer is detailed, with attention to matters of supervision and management, teaching and learning, and communications. Issues of liability are also addressed. An appendix features report writing exercises. Kaminsky is former Division Chief of the Boulder Police Department. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (




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