Christie Gardiner, Ph.D.
Professor of Criminal Justice
California State University, Fullerton
This report describes the findings of a recent survey of a nationally representative sample of local law enforcement agencies on the role of higher education in policing. The survey was completed by 958 agencies (116 that employ 250 or more officers and 842 that employ fewer than 250 officers) from every state in the nation. This is the largest and most comprehensive non-governmental study ever conducted on the role of higher education in policing on a national level. It is also the first study in 40 years to provide substantial information about higher education policy and practice in small departments.
Secondary data analysis, Surveys
Gardiner, C. (2017). Policing around the nation: Education, philosophy, and practice. Police Foundation and California State University, Fullerton. https://www.policefoundation.org/publication/policing-around-the-nation-education-philosophy-and-practice/