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Adult and Continuing Education Administration

2003

Marshall University

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A Study Of West Virginia State Police Academy Graduates' Perceptions Of Their Degrees Of Competence And The Relevance Of The Marshall University Community And Technical College Police Science Curriculum, Walter E. Stroupe Jan 2003

A Study Of West Virginia State Police Academy Graduates' Perceptions Of Their Degrees Of Competence And The Relevance Of The Marshall University Community And Technical College Police Science Curriculum, Walter E. Stroupe

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This study investigated the perceptions of graduates of the West Virginia State Police Academy regarding the relevance of the higher education police science curriculum as well as their perceived degrees of competence. The population of the study consisted of four selected cadet classes that were employed full time as West Virginia State Police Troopers in February 2003, N=153. Participants completed a survey questionnaire adapted from Brand & Peak (1995). Additionally, three open-ended questions were addressed by the survey. The survey measured the graduates' perception of the relevance of coursework and their degrees of competence. Data analyses suggested the graduates perceived ...