Training in community policing: A suggested curriculum

Michael J. Palmiotto (Criminal Justice Program, School of Community Affairs, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Michael L. Birzer (Department of Human Resources, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, USA)
N. Prabha Unnithan (Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA)

Policing: An International Journal

ISSN: 1363-951X

Publication date: 1 March 2000


The widespread acceptance of community policing necessitates the need for training of recruits into its philosophy and practices. We provide a suggested curriculum for such training after describing its three basic premises. This is followed by discussions of the rationale for the curriculum, and a promising training method that can be used in its implementation. All of the above are summarized in our conclusion.



Palmiotto, M.J., Birzer, M.L. and Prabha Unnithan, N. (2000), "Training in community policing: A suggested curriculum", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 8-21.




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