In-Service Training Concerns and Solutions Survey

This survey is tailored for management and leadership in local, state, and Federal law enforcement (e.g. police, sheriffs, state troopers/highway patrol, or criminal investigators).

1. How would you best describe your most current/recent organizational role?

  • Current Supervisor/Manager

  • Current Leader

  • Former Supervisor/Manager

  • Former Leader

 2. How large is your organization (i.e. sworn personnel)?

  • Less than 50

  • 50-99

  • 100-149

  • 50-199

  • 200+

 3. How many hours of in-service training are mandated to retain POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certification in your organization?

  • No mandatory requirements

  • Yes, 8 hours or less

  • Yes, 9-16 hours

  • Yes, 17-24 hours

  • Yes, 25 or more hours

 4. What topics are you required to cover in your mandatory training? (Select all that apply)

  • Active Shooter

  • Criminal investigation

  • Criminal law and procedures

  • Crowd control

  • Cultural awareness

  • Custody & detention

  • Defensive tactics (Street Survival, Edged Weapons etc.)

  • Dispatch communications

  • Driving while ability impaired/intoxicated (Stops, Breathalyzer, etc.)

  • Drug identification

  • Emergency medical training (Tactical first aid)

  • Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDPs)

  • Equipment Training (Use of Taser, Pepper Spray, etc.)

  • Emergency vehicle operations training (Pursuits)

  • Fitness & nutrition

  • Firearms and marksmanship (Range Qualification)

  • Gender & Sexuality

  • Grants

  • Implicit bias

  • Interpersonal communication (Verbal Judo, Deescalation etc.)

  • Interviewing (Cognitive interviewing, Reid, etc.)

  • Investigative skills

  • Leadership

  • Stress management

  • Police history

  • Organizational policies and procedures

  • Traffic enforcement and investigation

  • Use of Technology/Software

  • Terrorism

  • Other

5. How many hours of in-service training did you provide per officer last year?

  • None

  • 8 hours or less

  • 9-16 hours

  • 17-24 hours

  • 25 or more hours

 6. Independent of mandated requirements, what training would you like to make available to your personnel? (Select all that apply)

  • Active Shooter

  • Criminal investigation

  • Criminal law and procedures

  • Crowd control

  • Cultural awareness

  • Custody & detention

  • Defensive tactics (Street Survival, Edged Weapons etc.)

  • Dispatch communications

  • Driving while ability impaired/intoxicated (Stops, Breathalyzer, etc.)

  • Drug identification

  • Emergency medical training (Tactical first aid)

  • Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDPs)

  • Equipment Training (Use of Taser, Pepper Spray, etc.)

  • Emergency vehicle operations training (Pursuits)

  • Fitness & nutrition

  • Firearms and marksmanship (Range Qualification)

  • Gender & Sexuality

  • Grants

  • Implicit bias

  • Interpersonal communication (Verbal Judo, Deescalation etc.)

  • Interviewing (Cognitive interviewing, Reid, etc.)

  • Investigative skills

  • Leadership

  • Stress management

  • Police history

  • Organizational policies and procedures

  • Traffic enforcement and investigation

  • Use of Technology/Software

  • Terrorism

  • Other

7.  For an officer to attend 8-hours of instructor-led training, are you required to find a replacement to cover their responsibilities?

  • No

  • Yes, typically at less than straight time

  • Yes, typically at straight time

  • Yes, typically at time and a half

  • Yes, typically at double time

  • Yes, typically at double time

 8. Who is your in-service training provider? (Select all that apply)

  • In-house training staff

  • Vendors and/or training companies (includes instructor-led and online training)

  • Community Colleges

  • Training academies

  • Other

9. What are some of the unseen costs you have to account for when obtaining training for your personnel?

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10. Do you have any recommendations on how to overcome costs and difficulties in obtaining training?

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