Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

First Advisor

Stan Tuttle

Second Advisor

Brian Woodworth

Third Advisor

Houston Thompson

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery


Police recruits need to be prepared the moment they graduate from the police academy for any type of situation, especially terrorism. This study examined whether the Emergency Response Week portion of the Chicago Police Department Recruit Academy curriculum was adequate and provided Chicago Police Department recruits with appropriate knowledge of terrorism awareness and the skills necessary to respond to a terrorism incident. The results indicated that the Chicago Police Department recruit curriculum in Emergency Response Week was perceived as above adequate by Chicago Police Department recruits. Additionally, the Chicago Police Department recruits perceived their knowledge concerning terrorism awareness and their skill levels concerning responding to a terrorism incident as above adequate following completion of Emergency Response Week.


Ed.D. dissertation completed in 2011 for Olivet Nazarene University.