Training Materials

In order to facilitate the distribution of information about community policing, the WSU RCPI is preparing a wide range of training resource materials. Please Note: These files should be useful resources, however, it should be recognized that effective training requires that the trainer develop a background expertise in the topicthe files are not "turn key" training programs, per se. The trainer must always have the fundamental knowledge of the topic. New files will be continually added.

Permission is granted to download, use and reproduce any of the following files, in whole or in part, provided that full attribution is given to the author and the Wichita State University Regional Community Policing Institute.

You may either view and print the files online or download them to your computer. To view the downloaded PDF papers you will need the helper application Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available for free if you do not already have it. To view the PowerPoint files without the full PowerPoint program, you may download the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 97 for installation on your computer.





Community Policing Implementation Models Author:  David L. Carter, Michigan State University
Differing programmatic ideas related to community policing are described in detail as used by a sample of police departments in Texas. Departmental descriptions, program descriptions, and effects of the programs are described.
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 Youth Crime Diversion Programs                           Author: William Minzer, Norfolk, Nebraska State Patrol
Youth crime and violence is an ongoing concern which has been punctuated by the series of shootings that have occurred in Americas schools. The best practice is to prevent youth crime and violence rather than deal with its aftermath. This presentation examines a wide range of youth crime diversion programs which may be useful for a police department. In addition, the presentation provides collateral issues of concern for crime and crime control.
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Extremist Groups in the Mid-West                        Author: Richard Holden, Central Missouri State University    
The growth of right wing extremist groups in the United States has contributed greater social conflict, threats to community members and law enforcement alike, and, in the most serious cases, domestic terrorism. This presentation examines the different ideologies of right wing extremist groups and their "views" as a means for law enforcement to better understand their motivations and assess their threats.
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Preparing for Court:  A community orientated                    policing                                                                          Author: Richard Holden, Central Missouri State University  

 An important part of problem solving and crime-specific policing is to identify perpetrators, develop cases, and help convict offenders. This file provides information and insights for effective court testimony.

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 Fundamentals of Crime Analysis                              Carol McCoy, Lenexa (KS)                      
Police Department
The author, and experienced police officer and crime analysts, comprehensively describes the concept of crime analysis, the types of information which can be produced by crime analysis, and use for crime analysis by both officers and administrators.
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 Looking ahead: Future problems, future tools Author: David L. Carter, Michigan State Univeristy   
 As a method to stimulate thought related to emerging problems in policing, this program discusses contemporary issues and trends. Specific focus is given to racial profiling and school violence and the responsibilities of the police in dealing with these problems. The program is designed to provide food for thought and discussion.
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Community Resources                                      Author: Mike Keller, Big Brothers /Big Sisters of Sedwick Country, Kansas
 This presentation provides an overview of the types of community resource organizations which exist and the services they provide as found in many communities. These organizations can prove to be of invaluable assistance to police agencies in dealing with many family issues and personal problems of citizens with whom officers have contact.
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The Police-Citizen Relationship                              Author: David L. Carter, Michigan State University   
 This program describes critical milestones in police community relations over the past 30 years. Included are problems/issues, attempted remedies, and a developmental chronology leading to the community policing philosophy.
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Principles of Adult Learning                                      Author: Andra Bannister, Wichita State University  
 The WSU RCPI employs principles of adult education in its training activities. This program, used as part of the Train-the-Trainer program, describes adult education and some of the fundamental principles necessary to effectively train the adult learner.
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 D.A.R.E and Community Policing                            Author: David L. Carter, Michigan State University  
 The benefits and relationship between D.A.R.E. and community policing are presented, with specific reference to the reciprocity both concepts have in developing a bond between the police and young people.
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Curriculum: Fundamentals of Community Policing Author: David L. Carter, Michigan State University  
 This is a curriculum including visual resources, web sites, references, and training pointers to present a basic four hour introductory training program on the community policing concept.
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 Crime Specific Policing: Crime Control Through Community policing                                                   Author: David L. Carter, Michigan State University   
 The concept of "crime-specific policing" is discussed with the orientation of how the community policing philosophy is applied to respond to specific crime problems and trends.
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 An overview role and Responisibility of WSU Regional Community Policing Institute                                    Author: Andra Bannister, Wichita State University     
 A fundamental presentation on the RCPI concept, COPS, the WSU training responsibility, RCPI partners, accomplishments, and future directions.
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Ethical Police Behavior: An Overview            
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Emerging Ethical Issues for Line Officers      
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