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October 06, 2010
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Budget knife falls on police training

Departments aren't just cutting back on the number of officers; they're also eliminating basic training programs

By Kevin Johnson
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Even as hundreds of police officers across the nation are losing their jobs, law enforcement officials say there is another disturbing casualty of the financial downturn: basic training.

Nearly 70% of police agencies cut back or eliminated training programs this year as part of local government budget reductions, according to a survey this fall of 608 agencies by the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank.

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