Everyday A Learning Experience – Measuring and Evaluating Police Training.
Police academies are educational institutions that educate and train candidates for police work. In the early 1990’s, the Memphis Police Department implemented a Field Training Officer Program as a means of continuing the training of newly commissioned police officers. The Field Training officer program operates by providing a consistent, standardized training environment in which learning and daily evaluation can stimulate and nurture new officers. Successful completion of the program is designed to provide well rounded, highly trained police officers for the City of Memphis who are capable of handling the rigors of policing in a large metropolitan environment.
About the speaker: Lt. Colonel Patricia Burnett is the Commander and Training Officer for the Memphis Police Academy. As Training Commander, she supervises the initial training of police recruits, state mandedated in-service training and other supplemental training programs.