Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

555

Date

2012

Date of Award

4-15-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Committee Chair

William O Dwyer

Committee Member

William Zachry

Committee Member

Waclaw Richard Janikowski

Abstract

As police departments are usually unable to hire in inidividuals with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful performance of the policing job, they are tasked with delivering post-academy training to newly hired officers to ensure that they have understanding of the department's policies and procedures. The current study describes the process of implementing portions of the Reno Model of police training (specifically, a daily journal and Problem Based Learning Exercises) into the training program at the Collierville Police Department which follows the San Jose Model of police training. Results of the implementation conclude that the additions to the training program were beneficial to the training organization. Other benefits garnered by the department include improved communication, improved response to generational differences, and a more involved learning process.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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