National Survey of Field Training Programs for Police Officers, 1985-1986 (ICPSR 9350)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Michael S. McCampbell

Version V1

This national survey of field training programs for police officers contains data gathered from state and local criminal justice agencies regarding the format of their programs, costs of programs, impact on civil liability suits, and other complaints. Topics covered include length of time since the implementation of the program, reasons for initiating the program, objectives of the program, evaluation criteria and characteristics of the program, and number of dismissals based on performance in field training programs. Other topics deal with hours of classroom training, characteristics of field service training officers, and incentives for pursuing this position. Topics pertaining to agency evaluation include impact of program on the number of civil liability complaints, number of successful equal employment opportunity complaints, presence of alternative training such as with a senior officer, and additional classroom training during probation when there is no field training program.

McCampbell, Michael S. National Survey of Field Training Programs for Police Officers, 1985-1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (85-IJ-CX-0039)

1985-09 -- 1986-08

1985-09 -- 1986-08

A stratified random sample was selected from a list of 588 state and local law enforcement agencies provided by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

Law enforcement agencies in the United States.

questionnaires returned by state and local criminal justice agencies

survey data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.