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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 222987     Find in a Library
Title: State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006
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Author(s): Brian A. Reaves Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2009
Page Count: 15
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents findings from the 2006 BJS Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies, updating the results of the initial census conducted in 2002. The latest census included 648 academies providing basic training during 2006.
Abstract: Data were presented on the number and type of training instructors; types of on- and off-site training facilities; operating expenditures; funding; basic training curriculum; and the number of instruction hours for each training topic. The report also includes the number and characteristics of recruits entering basic training and completion rates by race, gender, and type of training environment. Special topics include training related to terrorism and community policing. Highlights include the following: (1) basic training programs averaged 19 weeks in length; (2) topics with the most instruction time included firearms (median of 60 hours), self-defense (51 hours), health and fitness (46 hours), patrol procedures (40 hours), investigations (40 hours), emergency vehicle operations (40 hours), criminal law (36 hours), and basic first aid (24 hours); (3) of an estimated 57,000 recruits who entered basic training programs during 2005, 86 percent or 49,000, successfully completed their program and graduated from the academy; and (4) academies with a predominantly non-stress, or academic orientation (89 percent) had a higher completion rate than academies with a predominately stress, or paramilitary orientation (80 percent). Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Police training facilities
Index Term(s): Police statistics ; Police annual reports ; Police training overview ; Police training programs
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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