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REFLECTIONS FROM THE ONE-PERCENT OF LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS WITH MANDATORY FOUR-YEAR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW HIRES: ARE THEY DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH?

@inproceedings{Bruns2010REFLECTIONSFT,
  title={REFLECTIONS FROM THE ONE-PERCENT OF LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS WITH MANDATORY FOUR-YEAR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW HIRES: ARE THEY DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH?},
  author={Diana L. Bruns},
  year={2010}
}
In an attempt to understand why only one-percent of local police departments require a fouryear degree, surveys were sent to police chiefs of the 37 known local law enforcement agencies with mandatory four-year degree requirements. Data from 36 police chiefs were analyzed in this exploratory qualitative study to determine the utility of college degree requirements and why four-year degree requirements nationwide are merely a preference, not a standard mandatory hiring requirement. Current… 

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