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Funding the Training l enforcement  week 4 discussion 2

Effective training techniques and programs, especially in regards to public safety, often need special or alternative funding. As states, counties, and cities undergo budget reductions, what are the available options for maintaining funds for training? What impact do these options present with regard to public safety? Based upon this week’s assigned readings, compare and contrast two (2) alternate means for funding law enforcement training. What restrictions or limitations are placed on departments by the funding agency? Are there any funding sources that go untapped? Why?

Police Departments from all over submit there budget. The way these cites come up with the money is different to. Take for example Middletown. Currently having 102 officers, the mayor thinks they ne more. As stated by Funding a city’s Police force, (2010) In 2008, Middletown carved out $10.9 million for the Police Department. In 2009, the department’s piece of the general fund pie was roughly $11.3 million and that number did not change as the city carved close to $900,000 from its budget this year to deal with the recession

Law Enforcements offices are supported by the administrative body that approved their creation, for example, city, area, and state governments. (Cash from fines help finance the administrative body. They also receive funding through state and federal grants, especially for particular projects like  " drink,drive/go-to-jail, or click-it-or-ticket. These sorts of grants fund the need for extra officers and/or additional time expected to do these activities.

It was President Clinton who created a project called “100,000 cops on the street” and it was suppose to provide  additional funding for 100,000 police officers for a period of time. This program was more of a burden then anything else.  Police departments can use seized money for property if the state law permits.

In a difficult economic environment, officer training may be deemed as an extra in the department’s budget. Grant funding becomes a critical means to fulfill training needs (Schlegel,  2010).

Federal law and regulations have come up with several means that support the training and development of employees. Organizations are encouraged to support employee self-development and learning. There are several examples of flexibilities in the Federal training law and regulation such as providing academic degree training. There are several options for  maintaining funds for training  which includes  paying for membership in professional organizations, continued  service agreements  to protect the government’s interest ,sharing the costs  of training and education  with employee and also paying  costs of training  and education in advance.

There are various programs that are used for funding law enforcement training which include tuition assistance programs, targeted career training and professional development. The targeted career training is normally used to offer effective and consistent training. The training combines formal coursework with rotations. The training is based on defined competencies and also provide leadership, professional as well as technical training. Professional development leadership program is designed to offer technical and general knowledge and experience to career employees. This program consists of formal coursework and assignments for job training (Gasskov, and Bureau international du travail, 2000).

There are various limitations that are normally placed on departments by the funding agency which are as follows: the funding agencies stipulates that certain departments cannot use funds from an agency  for certain activities  and hence the agencies  introduced new  regulations  that apply funds  from all sources  federal and private agency funds. The federal agencies prohibit participation of organizing activities such as training for or encouraging labor activities and hence this limits some departments. Many sources of funding go untapped since dedicated individuals do not know about them neither do they know how to apply for those funds that are purposefully earmarked for programs they could use.


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Gasskov, V., & Bureau international du travail. (2000). Managing vocational training systems: A   handbook for senior administrators. Geneva: International Labour Office.

O’Keefe, J. (2004). Protecting the republic: The education and training of American police   officers. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

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