Shortfalls exposed in police training

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13 October 2004, BRUSSELS – Belgium's newly trained police officers do not have the necessary basic skills for the job, a new report has revealed.

13 October 2004

BRUSSELS – Belgium's newly trained police officers do not have the necessary basic skills for the job, a new report has revealed.

The evaluation report on police training programmes was published in Flemish daily De Morgen on Tuesday.

It highlights failings in handing out on the spot fines, a frequent lack of knowledge of the highway code and even basic literacy problems.

The evaluation was conducted by the management of the federal police training programme.

Many different categories of police officers were questioned and tested during the evaluation.

These included officers fresh out of training, chiefs of police zones where new recruits were in action and teachers in police academies.

[Copyright Expatica 2004]

Subject: Belgian news

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