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Utopia unrealised: an evaluation of a consultancy to develop a national framework for police education and training to enhance frontline response to illicit drug problems in Australia

Utopia unrealised: an evaluation of a consultancy to develop a national framework for police education and training to enhance frontline response to illicit drug problems in Australia

This dissertation presents an evaluation of a funded consultancy that was intended to bring about change in the education and training of police in Australia in response to illicit drugs. Sponsored by what was at the time known as the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, the ultimate goal of the consultancy was a national framework for police education and training to enhance frontline police response to illicit drug problems. The research used a case study design. Guba and Stufflebeam’s (1970) Context, Input, Process, and Product (CIPP) model was used to organise the presentation of a rich description of the design, development and implementation of the consultancy. Application of this framework enabled illumination of a number of issues related to social policy, change and innovation, and quality improvement processes. The study explores the role of education and training in organisational change and concludes that the potential of external consultancy activity to effect meaningful change in police education, training and practice is limited by a number of factors.
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Perception of conflict situations before and after graduation from the police school

Perception of conflict situations before and after graduation from the police school

Furthermore, it gives evidence of how fresh police officers can face verbal and physical conflicts. It should also be pointed out that these findings are as suitable feedback for police education staff. Police officers face everyday pitfalls and, of course, conflict situations. For this reason, the author believes that it would be appropriate to test police officers during police training and to identify not only the development of police com- petences but above all whether they are self-con- fident and able to face conflict situations. This brings to the frequently discussed issue of psy- chological stress resistance. Psychological resil- ience is highly conditioned by age and work experience [10]. Therefore, in preparing new police officers, it is appropriate to work with critical incidents and monitor the physiological changes in police officers [11]. Increased heart rate, respiratory rate and skin resistance are clear physiological indicators of stress. These remarks refer to the need for a scientific approach. All educational practices should be based on scien- tific evidence [12]. This approach can not only increase self-confidence and the ability to react under stress, but it can also improve verbal and non-verbal communication and tactical skills in solving conflict situations.
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Adding value? A review of the international literature on the role of higher education in police training and education

Adding value? A review of the international literature on the role of higher education in police training and education

Pagon, Virjent-Novak, Djuric, and Lobnikar (1996) differentiate developments in Europe from those in the United States by focusing on the police educational institutions that evolved out of police training institutions. Debate about the constitution of a police studies or police science discipline, as well as its role in the development of police education, has gathered pace in a number of European countries, most obviously Germany and the Netherlands (Jaschke and Neidhard, 2007; Jaschke, 2010). The demands made upon European police forces for a much broader focus on police management, policing strategies and ethics has resulted in a proliferation of police studies degrees. The multi-agency focus required by the pluralization of policing at the local, national and international levels has also made partnership work increasingly important. The police focus on professionalism emphasizes the importance of academic qualifications to undertake the police role and research to underpin policing strategies. This focus on academic understandings of developments in policing has resulted in the reform of police training programs and, in some cases, institutions. Hanak and Hofinger (2006) note that police academies have gained university status in the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia and Norway whilst Brodeur (2005) notes the existence of police universities in France, Spain and Italy.
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New Methods in the Promotion of Constables to Sergeants in the New Zealand Police Force

New Methods in the Promotion of Constables to Sergeants in the New Zealand Police Force

The Controller-General of New Zealand Police who also holds the office of Secretary for Justice instructed the Director of Police Education and the Chief Psychologist of the Justice Depa[r]

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The Presevo Valley of Southern Serbia alongside Kosovo: The Case for Decentralisation and Minority Protection. CEPS Policy Brief No. 120, January 2007

The Presevo Valley of Southern Serbia alongside Kosovo: The Case for Decentralisation and Minority Protection. CEPS Policy Brief No. 120, January 2007

However, the councillors raised a list of other demands in the platform as well, many of which are related to aspirations of the Covic plan. Addressing them has been a long overdue task of the Serbian state, such as the proportional integration of Albanians in all state and public institutions. The platform also mentions the need for decentralisation, foreseeing some kind territorial autonomy for Presevo Valley. The platform maintains that the Valley “should have a form of administrative- territorial organisation with functions in the fields of the judiciary, police, education, use of language and national symbols, health, economic and cultural development, local planning, environment, natural resources, housing issues and social services”. 29 This claim for local autonomy was repeatedly reiterated by local Albanian politicians who argue that Albanians are due the same rights that the Serbs demand in Kosovo; meaning essential decentralisation at the municipal level. 30
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Police and Higher Education

Police and Higher Education

In 2002 a HMIC inspection report Training Matters evaluated police probationer training as “not wholly fit for purpose now, nor to support the police service of the twenty-first century” (p. 101); an estimate graphically validated a year later by the BBC documentary The Secret Policeman which revealed shocking instances of racial prejudice and discrimination among recruits in police training schools. In his 2008 Review on Policing, Sir Ronnie Flanagan recommended bringing police training closer to an education model for two key reasons. First, that the requirements of today’s policing are such that officers need knowledge and skills traditionally gained within higher education. Second, that policing should be brought into line with other professions in terms of entry qualifications and individual commitment to achieve (as opposed to organisational commitment to provide) those. Together, these heralded a change in recruit training but also led to broader and deeper implications for the police in terms of police professionalisation and cultural change (Heslop, 2011), something which profusion of academic police education taps into.
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From Indifference to Hostility: Police Officers, Organisational Responses and the Symbolic Value of ‘In Service’ Higher Education in Policing

From Indifference to Hostility: Police Officers, Organisational Responses and the Symbolic Value of ‘In Service’ Higher Education in Policing

‘Academisation’ of police education is a long-standing trend within police training/education although until recently was restricted to the higher ranks of the service. In England, it can be traced back all the way to the establishment of Metropolitan Police College in 1934, designed for individuals deemed ‘officer material’ both from the inside, and controversially, outside the police (Martin & Wilson, 1969). However, it was not until the 1960s and the increasing concern over police legitimacy that issues of training and education began to take centre stage (Lee & Punch, 2004). The Robbins Report of 1963 and the resulting government policy expanded HE routes for a number of professions, although the police retained separate training establishments (ibid). By 1966 the Bramshill Scholarship Scheme heralded police support for some management level officers to enter HE and two years later the introduction of the police Graduate Entry Scheme indicated more formal acceptance of the benefits of HE (ibid).  The 1978 Edmund-Davies pay awards increased the financial remuneration of police roles, making policing more attractive to graduates (Reiner, 2010).
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THE COMPLIANCE OF LITHUANIAN VOCATIONAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS WITH THE NEEDS OF UNIFORMED (STATUTORY AND MILITARY) SERVICE

THE COMPLIANCE OF LITHUANIAN VOCATIONAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS WITH THE NEEDS OF UNIFORMED (STATUTORY AND MILITARY) SERVICE

In Lithuania, each separate uniformed service has separate educational institution, provides for the duration and content of the training itself. However higher and vocational preparation in Lithuanian system has been developing without a single trend across the uniformed services. Moreover most organizations, and skillsets needed for uniformed services to operate effectively overlap significantly with civilian and private companies. There is the lack of studies that analyze the quality of vocational training and higher education of the uniformed officers in general. Especially in the military service. This study reveals surprisingly large differences between comparable services – police and professional army. Although these services are often identified, they are separated not only for their constitutional purposes, but also for the different types of human resource polices in the field of training.
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The field of police studies in the Brazilian social sciences and the views on the theme of police reform

The field of police studies in the Brazilian social sciences and the views on the theme of police reform

The Studies on Police and its trajectory in the Social Sciences: Reflecting the same growing trend of research on violence, crime, public safety and criminal justice, studies on police organizations have shown exponential quantitative growth. On the other hand, according to Muniz (2018, p.118), this growth has not only manifested in terms of quantity, but also similarly quality has become consolidated as an important problem of studies to be faced by several Brazilian social scientists (Anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists). According to Muniz and Machado (2010, p. 437) at the international level, the academic interest in the Theory of Policing arises in the 1960s from the contention of minorities in industrialized countries for excessive use of the police force. However, the author stands out that her interest would not been triggered If it was not for the contributions of the criminological theory of "social labeling" (Becker, 1963), with its focus on disciplinary institutions and agencies of social control. However, the academic recognition of the police institution as an object of relevant study in the Brazilian social sciences, at least among the researchers considered pioneers in the field of conflicts was something that occurred only after the years 2000. According to Muniz, Caruso and Freitas (2018, 119 -120), even after a significant bibliographic mapping of Alba Zaluar in 1999, the police still did not appear as an important theme for the pioneer researchers of violence, because their practices occupied a secondary place in the reflections, with exceptions such as the inaugural works of Paixão(1982, 1995), Kant de Lima (1995, 1997) and Oliveira (1985a, 1985b, 1985c). Because the police organization in most studies up to the 1990s tended to always appear as a transverse or secondary theme to the theme of urban violence and crime and the relationship between popular mobilization and institutions of public security and criminal justice, Muniz, Caruso and Freitas (2018) and Vasconcelos (2011).
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It becomes about politics. They want buy-in but their attitude gets in the way. I can tell you the biggest reason people don’t go to the state police because they are the state police. Ask any cop what they think of the troopers. You’ll get something like “Oh, those guys who think they are hot shit.” They don’t even have to have had much contact with them. It’s institutional. They need to go do an aggressive public relations campaign to make it happen. They need to come and say, “We need your help,” but that’s not happening. If I didn’t know anything about ILP and I went to that training you were at, I would come away not knowing anything about ILP. Because what they didn’t say is, “We’re the state police. We have a fusion center but what we need is you. We’re not making our own intel. We need you to report to us and, in turn, this is what we can do for you.” What they said “We’re the state police. We’re awesome. We have all these cool tools. We’re the smartest guys out there. Send your people to us.” It’s the delivery. Listen, I like them personally but they need to fight something that is greater than them. It’s the culture of the state police and they aren’t doing a very good job fighting it. There’s no buy-in to the fusion center because the troopers don’t buy into us. They think they are better than us municipal cops. So they have a lot of resources but how well are they used?
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Negro Crime and Strong Drink

Negro Crime and Strong Drink

The chief of police of Mobile was of the opinion "that the chief cause of crime among the Negroes was a lack of necessary .education and the excessive use of alcohol combined with the dr[r]

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Education actualities of police officers in lithuania

Education actualities of police officers in lithuania

of knowledge and abilities to analyse and integrate available information and to demonstrate high common cultural competence. They have to know their – a member of the police organization – status, and can carry out the functions that are provided in the police as well as fulfill all the tasks committed. The destination of programme is to train qualified specialists of national state and social order, peace and safety, crime prevention, prevention activities, road safety and other spheres belonging to the police for the police institutions. Police management, as a paradigm practitioner discipline with an orientation to practical problem-solving, decision-making and action, can benefit from case based teaching. The case method, with its focus on action in real settings, can be used in the profession to validate and extend good practice. Cases that are practice based and problem-orientated can inform novice and experienced practitioners alike. Equally important, exposure to the case study method allows research to become part of practice. Cases are digestible and they accord with the practitioner culture. They do not intimidate like other forms of research, they extend the reach of personal experience, aid practical deliberation, and assist reflection. They maintain that the skills developed from the approach include: qualitative and quantitative analytical skills, including problem identification skills, data handling skills and critical thinking skills. Decision making skills, including generating different alternatives, selecting decision criteria, evaluating alternative and formulating congruent action and implementation plans. General skills gained in a Faculty of Security have to form a comprehensively sophisticated personality having abilities to plan, analyse actions and suitably and responsibly direct activities of other
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Jurisdictional Confusion That Rivals Erie: The Jurisdictional Limits of Campus Police

Jurisdictional Confusion That Rivals Erie: The Jurisdictional Limits of Campus Police

As noted at the beginning of this article, it is often easy to make light of the exercise of campus police power. Nevertheless, campus police are often called on to address serious criminal problems and wield very real police power that often can extend far beyond the boundaries of campus. Likewise, campus police may wield absolutely no power in areas thought to be part of a university’s campus. The jurisdictional issues facing campus police are incapable of neat generalizations and need to be understood in the larger framework of a state’s police powers. Deputizations and munici- pal agreements can drastically expand the bounds of campus police jurisdic- tion. Additionally, as crime on campus continues to evolve and as the mod- ern campus continues to whittle away the notion of an “insular” campus, these jurisdictional issues will become more pressing and a fertile field for litigation. Further, popular media stories such as the Penn State scandal and Establishment Clause challenges to private religious institution’s campus police jurisdiction will likely continue as campus police jurisdiction contin- ues to evolve.
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Coordinated Effort to Prevent Crime

Coordinated Effort to Prevent Crime

Furnish reports of findings and recommendations to department Research and Guidance, Police, Physical Education and all cooperating agencies.. Call case conferences when necessary to pre[r]

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Assignment of powers and number of states in Federal Philippines Discussion paper on federalizing Philippines

Assignment of powers and number of states in Federal Philippines Discussion paper on federalizing Philippines

The first principle in assigning power is on the control on the geographic area that would internalize the benefits and costs of providing a public service. These are those powers which Oates (1972) and Tiebot (1956) describe as the proximity criteria of the government to its citizens, and these powers must be assigned to the State such as education, social services, public safety.

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Police, Equity, and Child Health

Police, Equity, and Child Health

• Recognize witnessed police violence may compound exposure to community violence and refer students with symptoms of PTSD to individualized education programs to identify potential learning barriers and prevent school failure and its associated negative health outcomes. Emergency departments caring for victims of police violence should consider extending similar school supports.

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An exploratory study of how developmental issues may impinge on the implementation of the 'Keeping ourselves safe' programme : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at Massey University

An exploratory study of how developmental issues may impinge on the implementation of the 'Keeping ourselves safe' programme : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at Massey University

It was developed by the New Zealand Police and the Department of Education in response to concerns about high rates of sexual abuse in the community and evidence that the majority of chi[r]

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Police Science Book Reviews

Police Science Book Reviews

Another important feature of this book is that the author interfaces the concept of police patrol, police role, and the police function in Chapter One with the idea of "the police in a d[r]

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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7222, 17 October 2018: Teacher recruitment and retention in England

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7222, 17 October 2018: Teacher recruitment and retention in England

On 4 October 2016, the then Education Secretary, Justine Greening, announced £60 million of funding for six ‘Opportunity Areas’ to help them “address the biggest challenges they face”. The six areas were Blackpool, Derby, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, and West Somerset. It was stated that the areas would be given prioritised access to a wider support package, including a £75 million teaching and leadership innovation fund “focused on supporting teachers and school leaders in challenging areas to develop.” 72 £10 million of the funding is available for teachers in opportunity areas and category 5 and
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Police Science Notes

Police Science Notes

"Advanced courses in the Administration Department include: safety police, Anglo-Saxon police systems, European police systems, Japanese police systems, country police, distribution of p[r]

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