An evaluation approach applicable to North Carolina police management development programs

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Byron K. Simerson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Elisabeth A. Bowles

Abstract: Police administrators recognize the importance of determining how well training programs function. However, generally only a limited number of variables are taken into consideration when police management training programs are evaluated. While there is relatively little information about assessing police management training, there is considerable information about the evaluation of educational programs in general. Due to organizational and professional constraints, police managers tend to ignore the use of these general education evaluation approaches. Moreover; none of these approaches alone are completely adequate for police management development program evaluation. The purpose of this study was to remedy this problem. It developed an evaluation model drawing on each general evaluation strategy's contribution to the design of effective evaluation studies. However, it is broad based enough to reduce many of the liabilities associated with program assessment using any one evaluation strategy.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Police administration $z North Carolina $x Evaluation
Police training $z North Carolina $x Evaluation

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