A Comparative Analysis of Law Enforcement Training Programs: The United States Air Force Versus the State of California.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The purpose of this thesis is to compare and contrast the initial training of Law Enforcement Specialists in the United States Air Force USAF with the entry level training of peace officers in the State of California. Specifically, this study deals with existent Law Enforcement training programs used in both the USAF and the State of California. For purposes of continuity, USAF Security Police Law Enforcement Standards and Training and Californias Peace Officer Standards and Training POST guidelines are compared in this study. This comparative study is important because it 1 Demonstrates the obvious similarities and more obscure differences between policing in the military and the civilian sector. 2 Provides a comprehensive look at initial selection and training of law enforcement personnel in both the military and civilian environment. 3 Compares the various methods used by the USAF and POST to ensure adequate training is provided their entry level police personnel. Also, this study explores areas of common interest for increased sharing between the USAF and Californias POST organization. More importantly, by comparing these programs, this stuudy reveals items within general law enforcement training that are of benefit to both military and civilian police agencies.
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