Title Improvement and Dissemination of Community Oriented Policing Via Virtual Learning
Project Number 2010–1–TR1–LEO05–16797
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The COP Project refers to a virtual and vocational learning platform for the education of Community Police Officers through the utilization of innovative methods. The inclusion of information-communication technologies to the process of development of new methodologies reflects a quest for adaptation to European strategies in the field of vocational education.The COP project, which focuses of vocational training with a sustainable and innovative perspective, plans to establish equal opportunities for individuals to encourage them to take part in training activities far surpassing the limits of in-service training activities. The COP project aims to establish a learning platform using the highest technological components. It has a user friendly structure and compatible with modern technologies: Interactive training units, case films, articles, on-line exams, information and experience exchange units.
VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICERS
The Lifelong Learning Program Leonardo da Vinci Vocational Training Transfer of Innovation (ToI) project named “IMPROVEMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING VIA VIRTUAL LEARNING (COP Project)” and coded “2010–1–TR1–LEO05–16797”, signed and launched on 1st of Dec. 2010 has been accomplished and finalized by 31st of July in 2012.
In accordance with the scope of the project aiming to disseminate Community Policing Approach and Consciousness, which has been implemented throughout Turkey since 2006 under the scope of preventive security services, and to provide educational requirements of Security Organization staff through contemporary means, a virtual platform was established for police officers at all security units throughout Turkey enabling them to analyze real cases, share their experiences and get some advice in relation with problems they face on daily basis.
The outcomes of the project established under the context of previously identified issues and content scope are accessible by relevant units through http://cop.erciyes.edu.tr. This learning environment includes e-learning materials and relevant reports about content development, pilot training and updating, prepared in accordance with the reports on relevant educational needs, under the following titles:
(1) Prevention of Crime through Social Support (2) Essential Communication Skills for Community Police Officers (3) Essential Problem Solving Skills for Community Police Officers (4) Intercultural Knowledge
The virtual learning environment established under the project has also a support unit through which police officers share their experiences and insights about daily cases they face. In order to obtain the stated outcomes, 4 international meetings and 4 regional workshops were organized under the project.
The COP Project refers to a virtual and vocational learning platform for the education of Community Police Officers through the utilization of innovative methods. The inclusion of information-communication technologies to the process of development of new methodologies reflects a quest for adaptation to European strategies in the field of vocational education.
Community Police Officers form the main target group of the COP Project. In addition, the COP project aims to provide a substantial background for training activities targeting all security units. It is for the first time possible with the COP project to talk of such an educational system. This is rather an important case for Turkey, as the number of Community Police Officers is increasing each day. The COP project will provide substantial support to improve Community Policing Practices on the European Scale. Therefore, it encompasses a wide array of activities including research, evaluation, looking for possible ways of improvement, reviewing policy and practices to improve efficiency.
program or curricula
Product information Interactive training units, case films, articles, on-line exams, information and experience exchange units.