Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Practical Recommendations for Improving the Training of Police Officers

Author(s): Olga Kirillova, Tatyana Kirillova, Natalya Pugacheva, Irina Gavrilova, Niyaz Safin, Lilia Safina, Timur Khalmetov

The main function of the modern police is to ensure public order and security while respecting the rule of law and respect for human rights. The article goal is to develop practical recommendations for improving the training of police officers. The leading principles of the study were clarity and personalization, providing the interrelation of words, illustrations, demonstrations and the inclusion of cadets in the process of designing and organizing personal and professional development. The study involved 140 teachers, 410 cadets, who identified the criteria for the readiness of police officers to use the force provided for by national legislation. The main results of the study are to identify methods for training police officers on the use of force and to clarify the content of training modules. The significance of the obtained results is that the revealed methods of education allow forming capacities for the lawful use of power protection to ensure lawfulness and public safety, to directly suppress the physical resistance of the offender and self-defence without the use of weapons. The content of training modules provides a consistent study of the training material on the development of legitimate power protection complexes. Identified criteria contribute to the integration of educational programs; the formation of a sustainable focus on the use of force protection for the security of the individual, society and the state solely by lawful actions; development of basic physical qualities ensuring the success of single actions for self-defence and detention of a resisting offender.

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