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The Use of Uniformed Police Officers - VI. Training Programs

Report of Findings [FHWA Docket No. FHWA-1999-5387]

VI. Training Programs

Number of Training Programs

(Federal Register question #7, AASHTO question #5)

Question: Does your state conduct a training program for uniformed police officers regarding construction projects?

Only 24 percent (15) of 63 respondents indicated that they currently have a program in place or under development to train uniformed police officers working in construction projects. A significant number (12 respondents, or 19 percent) listed "other" responses, and many of these indicated that officers are trained in traffic operations and traffic management as part of their basic training, although they have no specific training for traffic management in construction work zones. More than half (36, or 57 percent) responded, "No, they have no training program in place, or planned."

Sample comments from those answering "yes" include:

Following are representative comments from those answering "No."

Training Program Curricula

(Federal Register question #8, AASHTO question #6)

Question: Does the training program include recognition and proper placement of traffic control devices and other safety and operational factors.

Of the 31 respondents who answered this question, 20 answered "yes" and 11 answered "no."

AASHTO divided the question into two parts: "Does the uniformed police officer training program include: ___recognition and proper placement of traffic control devices? ___other safety and operational factors? "Yes" answers in either category were scored as an affirmative response in compiling total responses to this question.

Affirmative comments include:

Those responding "No" further stated:


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