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Police Training in Baltimore During the Pandemic


Cordner, G and Batness, M, Police Training in Baltimore During the Pandemic, European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin pp. 1-10. (2021) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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The COVID-19 pandemic presented significant challenges for police training in the United States city of Baltimore. The city’s police department operates its own police academy, training both new recruits and incumbent officers. The police academy was able to quickly shift to remote learning for recruits enrolled in entry-level training. All recruit classes graduated nearly on time, but the prolonged period they spent in remote learning interfered with the trainees’ ability to subsequently apply what they had learned in practical scenarios. For incumbent officers, continuing education was interrupted for four months, reducing the amount of in-service training that could be accomplished during 2020. This article recounts the police department’s experience with training during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in March 2020.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:police training, Baltimore, USA, pandemic, COVID-19
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Cordner, G (Dr Gary Cordner)
ID Code:147512
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-11-05
Last Modified:2021-11-08

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