Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-3-2013

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2013.802847

Abstract

Research summarizes the construction of a Police Officer’s Tacit Knowledge Inventory (Inventory), a situational judgment test comprised of knowledge gained on-the-job by experienced police officers, and examines if it can play a role in the development of expertise. Correlation and regression analysis was done to establish the Inventory’s ability to predict post-Academy graduation performance. Results show that Inventory response patterns correlate with Supervisor ratings; and the Inventory responses correctly predict significant differences between novice patrol officers and experienced police officers.

Copyright Statement

This is an author's accepted manuscript of an article published in Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, (2013). Copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2013.802847.

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