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Training the 21st century police officer : redefining police professionalism for the Los Angeles Police Department
Glenn, Russell W.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2003]

Physical Description:
xx, 258 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Training the 21st century police officer: redefining -- Police professionalism for the Los Angeles Police Department -- Setting the context -- The foundation's cornerstone: a coherent approach to improvement -- Law enforcement professionalism and the LAPD -- Corporateness -- The police responsibility to community-oriented policing in a diverse society -- Developing police expertise -- Project methodology.
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1440 Lexile.
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Restructure the LAPD Training Group to allow the centralization of planning; instructor qualification, evaluation, and retention; and more efficient use of resources.

Author Notes

Russell Glenn is a senior analyst for RAND in Santa Monica, California. A graduate of West Point, he was an officer in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1997.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. ix
Tablesp. xi
Summaryp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Acronymsp. xix
Chapter 1 Background and Methodologyp. 1
Chapter 2 The Luster in the Badge: Law Enforcement Professionalism and the Lapdp. 23
Chapter 3 Corporatenessp. 37
Chapter 4 The Police Responsibility to Community-Oriented Policing in a Diverse Societyp. 91
Chapter 5 Developing Police Expertise Overviewp. 119
Chapter 6 Conclusionp. 147
Appendix A Project Team Membersp. 153
Appendix B Rand Training Document Review and Classroom Observation Assessment Instrumentp. 155
Appendix C Individual Interview Respondentsp. 163
Appendix D Individual Interview Instrumentp. 165
Appendix E Los Angeles Police Department Core Valuesp. 175
Appendix F Los Angeles Police Department Management Principlesp. 177
Appendix G Lapd Organization Chartsp. 183
Appendix H Summary of Organization Changesp. 187
Appendix I Learning Management Systems: Tools to Increase the Effectiveness of Lapd Training Effortsp. 193
Appendix J Case Studies-a Brief Compendium of Police Training Innovative Practicesp. 205
Appendix K Communications Variablesp. 221
Appendix L Analysis of Training Coursesp. 229
Appendix M Summary of Recommendationsp. 239
Bibliographyp. 245