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International Police Education and Training Program

The Justice Center is working with the Justice and Safety Institute to train several police executives from Morocco on evidence-based practices in policing. Topics include principles of democratic policing and the scientific basis of police forensics.

Project Team

  • Co-Project Director: Don Zettlemoyer (dkz1@psu.edu)
  • Co-Project Director: John Kramer, Ph.D., CLJ
  • Project Consultant: Gary Zajac, Ph.D.

About the Project

  • Funded by U.S. Department of State through the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
  • Goal is to convey evidence-based practices in policing to selected police executives from other countries.
  • Initial focus is on several police executives from Morocco who have been selected by the national police force there to participate in this executive development program.

Project Details

  • Specific topical areas selected in consultation with Morocco, but include principles of democratic policing and the scientific basis of police forensics.
  • Selected Moroccan police executives will visit Penn State during May-June 2013 to participate in this project. Project is being led by the Justice and Safety Institute, with cooperation from the Justice Center for Research and other centers on campus.

Implications

  • Project is intended to promote the expansion of evidence-based policing trans-nationally, and to build partnerships with police agencies in other nations.