Los Angeles: The Fulbright Scholar Program, in association with the Department of State and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, offers a fellowship in Police Studies each year. This fellowship is designed to enable active police officers and police administrators to extend their professional expertise and experience conducting research into an aspect of policing. The award requires the recipient to travel to the United Kingdom to conduct a research project that will benefit American and British law enforcement. The research project must be from three to six months.
Each year, the Fulbright Commission selects two candidates in a nationwide search for this award. Lieutenant Rick Wall, of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area, was awarded one of the fellowships for the 2002-2003 research year. Lieutenant Wall will be completing his project in the area of law enforcement ethics. During his four month stay, he will be attending the Police Command College at Bramshill. Bramshill is the Command College that all police supervisors, Chief Inspectors and Chief Constables must attend. All of the Chief Constables in the United Kingdom, as well as many chiefs of metropolitan police forces throughout Europe and Asia, and the heads of most of the European National Police forces are graduates of Bramshill.
Lieutenant Wall’s project will require him to travel extensively throughout the United Kingdom to conduct interviews, surveys, and review reports related to ethics in law enforcement. In addition to this project, Lieutenant Wall is currently attending California State University Long Beach where he is completing his Master of Arts Degree in History.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jack Richter, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.