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Brian Willis

Brian Willis

Brian Willis is a retired officer, trainer and author who now serves as deputy executive director for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).



William Harvey

William Harvey

William "Bill" Harvey is currently serving as chief of police in south central Pennsylvania. He retired from the Savannah (Ga.) Police Department where he worked assignments in training, patrol, and CID. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience working with recruits, rookies, and FTOs.
Training

Blog - Training - May 2007

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Keep Your Officers' Firearms Scores  

May 31, 2007
Most departments do not keep firearms qualification scores, opting instead for a pass/fail system. They reason that it's better if plaintiffs don't have access to the written history of marginal performers for possible use in a lawsuit. This sounds like good risk management advice, but it's not.

Striking Shield Drills  

May 9, 2007
There are more than 100 drills a trainer can use to teach officers how to use striking shields. This article will give you some quick examples. It covers such key topics as developing power, enhancement of movement skills, and target placement for strikes.

How to Mark Your Training Weapons  

May 9, 2007
In the last decade, there has been a significant rise in the number of officers killed in training by live weapons. This is documented in Ken Murray’s book “Training at the Speed of Life.”

The FTO’s Role in Your Training  

May 9, 2007
When you look at another officer’s uniform and see an FTO pin, what thoughts come into your mind? Sure you know that FTO is an abbreviation for “field training officer.” But just what does that mean?
Tags: FTOs

Recruit Training: Prepare Your Recruits with an FTO Class  

May 9, 2007
All through the academy, your recruits are told horror stories of their future training officers and the “FTO program.” Police work is like most vocations where there are rites of passage. People beginning this career wonder about the rites of passage and trials of fire that they will face as they join the profession.
Tags: FTOs
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