Is Police Officer Training Serving Its Intended Purpose?
5 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2020
Date Written: August 10, 2020
Are current state requirements designed appropriately? To explore this question, we developed a data set of state-level police offer regulations. As policy makers look for ways to improve the quality of policing, we would stress that the content of training is more important than quantity. A completely independent review agency—comprised of citizens with no connection to the police force—would be a better option.
Keywords: occupational licensing, criminal justice
JEL Classification: J44
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