INFLUENCE OF MANAGEMENT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICE BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMME AT KENYA POLICE COLLEGE, KIGANJO, NYERI COUNTY, KENYA.
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The government of Kenya has shown a lot of interest in police reforms. Revision of police
training was a key recommendation of Price Waterhouse coopers Report of (2007). Ransley
(2009) emphasized the need to restructure police syllabus for police recruit trainees. The
report recommended basic trainees to take a minimum period of one year or even more.
Following the Ransley Report on police basic training programme, the government appointed
Police Reforms Implementation Committee to oversee police reforms. One of their mandates
was to review the recruits’ syllabus. Police Reforms Implementation Committee put a
moratorium on police recruitment until the new syllabus was in place. Kenya Institute of
Education was consulted and developed a syllabus that lasts for fifteen months. Research
objectives that guided the study included; To establish how command structure influences
implementation of the police basic training programme at Kenya Police College, To examine
how organization of resources influences implementation of the police basic training
programme at Kenya Police College, To establish the extent to which leadership styles
influence implementation of basic police training course at Kenya Police College and To
establish the extent to which knowledge management influences implementation of police
basic training programme at Kenya Police College.
Chapter two reviewed the past studies that helped the researcher to understand and identify
the problems being studied more appropriately. As a result, the research gap identified was
inadequate managerial skills to implement basic police training programme. Chapter three
documented the methodology used in gathering data. It covered research design, sample
design, data collection and analysis, limitation of the study and ethical considerations.
Probability and non-probability sampling design were used. The data was collected using
open-ended questions and closed-ended questions, which gave the respondents chance to give
their views. Equally, an interview schedule for senior police managers at the college was
used.
The major findings of the study is that Keny