November 2015

The education and training of police officers fulfills many essential roles. Appropriate education and training can improve tactical skills, increase officer safety and well-being, serve as a legal defense, build skills such as empathy and discretionary decision making, and enhance police legitimacy. It can come in many forms—college degree programs, police academies, in-service training, and specific courses and modules designed for law enforcement—but it’s of importance to all officers, from executive personnel to recruits.

Cover photo by Roger Pelissier Portrait Photography, Wellesley, Massachusetts