Managing Municipal Police Training Programs with Limited Resources

The training function is a critical and significant function of any agency that is concerned about quality, productivity, liability, and morale. A number of benefits can result from a quality police training program: increased productivity, greater commitment from personnel, reduction in lawsuits, more efficient use of resources, and better delivery of services. Inadequate training can have a negative impact on delivery of services, officer safety, police resources, and the ability of police executives to lead their agencies.