A Framework of U.S. Contemporary Police Training: Select Types of Basic Training and Purpose of Field, Inservice, and Specialized Training

Richard H. Martin


The article illustrates an overview of the various types of police training in the United States. It includes types of mandatory minimum annual training within the states, the purpose, importance, and benefits of various types of police training. The types of training include basic training (e.g., sponsored academy basic training and preservice self-pay basic training), field training officer (FTO), roll-call training (e.g., recent incidents, new updates), inservice training (e.g., legal updates, firearms, community policing, mental health issues, wellness), and specialized training (e.g., SWAT training, traffic enforcement, hostage and barricaded subjects, promotions, dealing with issues in the community). Relevancy of training curriculum and validation of selection criteria are| also addressed.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v8i7.4892


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