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Dean Guthrie Publishes Article on Law Enforcement Standards

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Keeping law enforcement professionals up to date with the skills they need to serve and protect individuals in a changing world is an essential task.

In an article in Association magazine, Dr. Edward Guthrie, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, shares his expertise on ongoing education and training designed to improve safety and community relations.

Dr. Edward Guthrie

“I believe law enforcement training and education standards are crucial to the success of law enforcement personnel in the service of their communities, counties and states,” Dr. Guthrie says.

Before his career in academia, he served 29 years in law enforcement, starting as a patrol officer and rising to chief of police. In his article, Dr. Guthrie calls for enhanced communications skills that prepare officers to defuse dangerous situations and training in cultural competencies that are integral to building communities.

“Changing the training paradigm to one that is collegial and encompasses contemporary as well as adult learning strategies, will provide a stronger foundation for the challenges of law enforcement personnel today and in the future,” he wrote.

Association is the flagship publication of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA), a nonprofit organization whose members represent the top 1% of senior law enforcement professionals worldwide.

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