Education, Hiring and Disciplinary Issues in Law Enforcement Agencies

Education, Hiring and Disciplinary Issues in Law Enforcement Agencies
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-07-25
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Education, Hiring and Disciplinary Issues in Law Enforcement Agencies
Unit 2 Recording: Education, Hiring and Disciplinary Issues in Law Enforcement Agencies

This webinar will explore the impact of formal academic education, gender, race, age, and military service have on the number of deputy sheriff disciplinary issues. The results came from running a non-experimental quantitative research analysis using a large Southeast Sheriff’s Office.

This webinar is geared towards all criminal justice professionals, those employed in the field of academia, and citizens who are interested in learning the truth concerning disciplinary issues and law enforcement. Although the actual study being discussed focused solely on sworn law enforcement officers, the information gathered from the study can be used in a variety of fields. A portion of the webinar will provide crucial information specifically to law enforcement agency command staff members, chiefs of police and sheriffs, who are interested in using research-based strategies and policies in their own agencies to reduce issues and increase performance.

In this webinar, attendees will gain/learn the following:

  • An up-to-date snapshot of the levels of formal education in law enforcement.
  • Insight into the benefits of academic education and military service on disciplinary issues.
  • Important directions for future research.
  • The relationship between an agency’s hiring standards and their reputation.
  • Suggestions to law enforcement agencies concerning hiring when considering applicant credentials.



The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.





Audience Comments:

  • “The length of time that education in law enforcement has been an emphasis was surprising to me. Thank you for the information.” — Karyn
  • “More education helps people do a better job – opens the mind, communicate better. Far too many people have a closed mind.” — Renee
  • “One valuable thing I learned was the history of policing and how for over 100 years… Policing has been pressing higher education.” — Tawsha
  • “Research validated my perception. Good presentation; however, my agency trains our officers in-house.” — Ronald



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