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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.
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Danny, We Hardly Knew Ye  

December 20, 2007
There is a cautionary tale here for each of us in law enforcement. Something we have spent very little time on is the post-incident survival of our families and loved ones.

The Dreaded Triple Ds  

November 28, 2007
I don't know what it is but if you ever hear someone say, "Hey, watch me do this" a first aid kit is usually called for next.

Working with Problem Shooters  

November 28, 2007
Many departments have a couple—or a few—officers that struggle each time qualification comes around. It then falls to the firearms training staff to get them through it.

Train in the Rain  

November 19, 2007
Weather and other environmental conditions are severe distractions when you're trying to perform your job safely. If you haven't practiced and trained in less than ideal conditions, those environmental factors can prove deadly.

Don't Lose Your Discipline  

November 14, 2007
While attending the academy, most officers follow a plan to fit their academics and physical training into their schedules. Your skills now are still green but sharp. Don't quit!

Be a Smart Learner  

November 14, 2007
I am concerned about an insidious problem in the law enforcement training community: the growing potential for misinformation in police training materials.

Unintended Consequences  

October 22, 2007
Have you ever asked a fellow officer where in the world they learned to do what they just did, and had them say in reply that they had been taught that in the academy?  Or in some in-service class? Or had seen it in a training video?  Here's one way that that happens.

BSing Wastes Training Time  

October 8, 2007
There is not a cop alive who doesn't have a trunkful of good police war stories. In fact, I used to think the reason cops were invited to parties was for our great storytelling ability. But knowing when to use that ability is key.

Fears, Phobias, and the Dead  

September 12, 2007
Rarely in the hiring process or in the academy do your fears and phobias come to the surface. But out there in Policeland, sooner or later something will manifest itself and provide you with a dose of reality.

Put it in Writing  

September 4, 2007
There is one simple reason that you should have a written training plan: limited resources. You have to plan how you will allocate your limited resources of time and money, so that your department gets the most bang for its buck.
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