Citation

Evaluating training at the Los Angeles Police Academy: Field training officers’ perceptions of recruit performance

Abstract | Word Stems | Keywords | Association | Citation | Similar Titles



Abstract:

Events such as the Rodney King riots of 1992, race related violence during the twentieth century, and an increase in gang violence set in motion the need to redefine policing, particularly a community oriented practice of police training. In 2007, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) redesigned their Academy curriculum to fit the needs of the 21st century police officer (Incontro, et al., 2008). Moving from lecture-based, single-subject Learning Domains (LD) to developing problem solving skills through scenario-based learning techniques, the LAPD incorporated adult learning styles while maintaining the requirements of California’s Commission on Peace Officer and Training (POST). As a means to evaluate the performance of probationary officers trained under the problem-based training model, Field Training Officers (FTOs) were interviewed regarding their perspectives about the probationers’ performance within their first deployment period, which is comprised of their first four weeks in the field after graduating from the academy. This exploratory study documents the themes gathered from FTO interview responses concerning FTO perceptions of probationers’ ability to manage work-related emotions and stress; knowledge and application of tactics; listening skills, and ability to communicate clearly. Audio taped interviews were gathered with 46 FTOs, and transcripts of these interviews were coded for themes using content analysis (Stemler, 2001). Themes identified in transcripts will be presented; implications for the use of qualitative measures to evaluate community policing and problem solving skills as well as implications for police training will be discussed.
Convention
Convention is an application service for managing large or small academic conferences, annual meetings, and other types of events!
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

Association:
Name: SCRA Biennial Meeting
URL:
http://www.scra27.org


Citation:
URL: http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p498483_index.html
Direct Link:
HTML Code:

MLA Citation:

Tait, Rhondie., Wong, Jonathan., Meese Putman, Katherine. and Pannell, Luann. "Evaluating training at the Los Angeles Police Academy: Field training officers’ perceptions of recruit performance" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SCRA Biennial Meeting, Roosevelt University/Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL, Jun 15, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p498483_index.html>

APA Citation:

Tait, R. N., Wong, J. , Meese Putman, K. and Pannell, L. , 2011-06-15 "Evaluating training at the Los Angeles Police Academy: Field training officers’ perceptions of recruit performance" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SCRA Biennial Meeting, Roosevelt University/Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p498483_index.html

Publication Type: Poster
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Events such as the Rodney King riots of 1992, race related violence during the twentieth century, and an increase in gang violence set in motion the need to redefine policing, particularly a community oriented practice of police training. In 2007, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) redesigned their Academy curriculum to fit the needs of the 21st century police officer (Incontro, et al., 2008). Moving from lecture-based, single-subject Learning Domains (LD) to developing problem solving skills through scenario-based learning techniques, the LAPD incorporated adult learning styles while maintaining the requirements of California’s Commission on Peace Officer and Training (POST). As a means to evaluate the performance of probationary officers trained under the problem-based training model, Field Training Officers (FTOs) were interviewed regarding their perspectives about the probationers’ performance within their first deployment period, which is comprised of their first four weeks in the field after graduating from the academy. This exploratory study documents the themes gathered from FTO interview responses concerning FTO perceptions of probationers’ ability to manage work-related emotions and stress; knowledge and application of tactics; listening skills, and ability to communicate clearly. Audio taped interviews were gathered with 46 FTOs, and transcripts of these interviews were coded for themes using content analysis (Stemler, 2001). Themes identified in transcripts will be presented; implications for the use of qualitative measures to evaluate community policing and problem solving skills as well as implications for police training will be discussed.


Similar Titles:
LAPD New Curriculum Evaluation Design and Survey Findings from Recruits at Graduation and Their Subsequent Field Training Officers

Themes in Qualitative Interviews with Field Training Officers on Performance of Probationary Officers from the New and Old LAPD Academy Curricula

Evaluating the Los Angeles Police Department Academy training program: Attrition and gender differences


 
All Academic, Inc. is your premier source for research and conference management. Visit our website, www.allacademic.com, to see how we can help you today.