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Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Requirements and training of police,...

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Chapter 6 Requirements and training of police, Use of force (including Illinois provisions), Police corruption and ethics, and police efficiency and community policing Police academy and field training are learning tools for recruiters. The police academy is a controlled environment where police recruits learn the basics of policing from classrooms. Field training takes place in the “real world”. The recruit is taken on patrol with an experienced officer and learns to apply the lessons learned at the academy. o Basic Requirements for police officers is to be a U.S. citizen, not have been convicted of a felony, have or be eligible to have a driver’s license in the state where the department is located, be at least 21 years of age, meet weight and eyesight requirements.
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o More requirements are done by police departments and usually involve extensive background checks, drug tests, review of applicant’s education, military and driving records, credit checks, and interviews with spouses, acquaintances,
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