The following is an excerpt from PERF's Transforming Police Recruit Training: 40 Guiding Principles. To learn more about PERF, visit www.policeforum.org.
It’s been a longstanding cliché in law enforcement circles: the first thing a field training officer says to a new officer in their charge is, “Forget everything they told you in the academy.” The extent to which this actually takes place is unknown. More than 87% of respondents to PERF’s survey reported that their academy and field training programs align “very” or . . .
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