The effectiveness of police driver training on attitudes, beliefs and skills
The research undertook an analysis of the effectiveness of police driver training in the development of appropriate driver attitudes and skills in terms of the objectives of the training. The research focused upon the Standard/Response course of the Essex Police. Trainees attitudes and skill, levels were measured at the beginning and after each phase of training. An assessment of the stability and longevity of attitudes and skill levels was made 3-10 months after the training. In addition, the influence of police driving instructors and police recruitment policy on the development of attitudes was made. From the research, an evaluation has also been made of the effectiveness of different methods of researching and measuring an individual's attitude towards a particular behaviour, having used direct, semi-direct, and indirect methods of attitude measurement.