MPA Major Research Papers

Date of Award

7-1-2006

Degree Type

Major Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration

Department

Political Science

Supervisor

Agócs, Carol

Geographical Areas

Strathroy-Caradoc, Chatham-Kent, Niagara Region

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of higher education on the management of police services in Ontario and whether education has a direct impact on the retention of officers in their police organizations. A survey administered to sworn police officers from three Ontario police services – Strathroy-Caradoc, Chatham-Kent, and the Niagara Region – was conducted. The findings reveal that officers with higher levels of education seek different career rewards and are harder to retain because they are much more willing to leave for job opportunities elsewhere.


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