Before training, police largely had negative views on youth, but were interested in improving their knowledge and interaction skills with youth. Posttraining, police demonstrated significant improvement in their self-skill ratings and acknowledged various behavior-related changes they
planned to make when interacting with youth. Patterns in responses also emerged based on officer characteristics. Training appears helpful in changing youth-related knowledge, beliefs, and skills in officers and to match the expectations or desires of officers receiving the training. The results from these training surveys highlight unique opportunities for future investigation and practice, such as modifications to training content and delivery, and for policy initiatives, including consistently integrating youth interactions training into police education.