the Training l enforcement week 4
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
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
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
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.
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,
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.
J. (2004). Protecting the republic: The education and training of American
police officers. Upper Saddle River,
NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
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