Integrating Police Academy Training with Higher Education
MetadataShow full item record
Type of Work5 pages
Citation of Original PublicationWyatt, H. (2000). Integrating police academy training with higher education. Virginia Police Chief, 13(1), 14-18.
Articles in professional journals and discussion among law enforcement executives, educators and trainers reveal a heightened interest in the relationship between higher education and entry level law enforcement. This is certainly not a new concern but the renewed impetus may be driven by several factors. First, there has been a slow but continuous movement toward increased higher education requirements at entry level. Second, is the current emphasis on the community based policing philosophy and its inherent need for generalist problem-solvers. Finally, is the shift in the content of training to a more "academic" orientation. With this in mind we set out to research the current relationship at entry level between academies and institutions of higher education.