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State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013   [open pdf - 978KB]

"From 2011 to 2013, a total of 664 state and local law enforcement academies provided basic training to entry-level officer recruits in the United States. During this period, nearly 135,000 recruits (45,000 per year) entered a basic training program, and 86% completed the program successfully. This completion rate was the same as was observed for the 57,000 recruits who entered training programs in 2005. About half (48%) of recruits were trained by academies using a training model that was more stress than nonstress oriented in its approach (figure 1). Stress-based training is based on the military model and typically involves intensive physical demands and psychological pressure. About a fifth (18%) of recruits were trained by academies that maintained more of a nonstress environment. The nonstress model emphasizes academic achievement, physical training, and a more relaxed and supportive instructor-trainee relationship. A third (34%) of recruits were trained in academies that balanced the two approaches."

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Report No. NCJ 249784
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2016-07
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.bjs.gov/
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