Follow-up surveys completed by participants and their supervisors provide a method for determining whether participants have the opportunity to change behavior upon return to the work setting (Wilson, 2000). It is tailored to provide information that program administrators can use to determine the strengths of the program and make decisions about how the program should be modified for current students or be introduced to a different student population. It identifies information actually needed by program decision makers, collects and analyzes this information, and furnishes the information to them, using methods which will aid in decision making. "The majority of agencies are in compliance, but there are some that are not," said Arthur Ortiz, director of the Santa Fe-based Law Enforcement Academy" (Romo 2009).
The news story is real as it reflects current state of police crime problems and methods followed by other law enforcement agencies. The results suggested that the Police department might benefit from curriculum revision in three areas. The program might be changed to provide police officers with more time to discuss and analyze personnel law, planning, interpersonal communication, and relationships with the manager and/or mayor.