An analysis of police officer satisfaction with defense and control tactics

Robert J. Kaminski (National Institute of Justice, Washington DC, USA, and)
Jeffrey A. Martin (San Jose Police Department, San Jose, California, USA)

Policing: An International Journal

ISSN: 1363-951X

Publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

There is a lack of research into the police’s physical defense and control tactics training. Approximately 600 officers in the USA form the research population and their opinions are sought about the defense and control tactics training they receive, their experiences in using these tactics and their interest in alternative techniques and training methods. Results support the idea that in‐service training might be improved. There are high levels of dissatisfaction with the training and there are hints as to how training can be improved.

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Citation

Kaminski, R.J. and Martin, J.A. (2000), "An analysis of police officer satisfaction with defense and control tactics", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 2, pp. 132-153. https://doi.org/10.1108/13639510010333697

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MCB UP Ltd

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