Education and Training as a Cornerstone to Professional Police Service

The professionalization of law enforcement encompasses a myriad of interrelated components, including the selection and recruitment of quality personnel; the integration of emerging scientific and technological developments; the use of evidence-based research related to the social sciences and proven crime-fighting initiatives; and the establishment and implementation of effective organizational structures designed to enhance public safety service delivery. Concomitant to each of these components is a requisite for effective, well-designed education and training of personnel at all levels of the organization.