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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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FTO for Life  

August 17, 2007
There is an age old question that surfaces in this column of mine: How long will the FTO be my FTO? The first answer to this is that it depends on which phase of the training process you are in, but that is the incorrect answer. The real answer is, for life.
Tags: FTOs

Can I Get a "Do Over"?  

August 7, 2007
Yes, in the FTO program you can get hurt, killed, sued, and all of the nasty things of a cop's life up to and including termination. Do not get faint of heart. Just know that this is still a learning program and you will make mistakes!
Tags: FTOs

Tips for Trainers: Class Preparation  

August 2, 2007
Don't be on time…be early! We've all had the experience of sitting in a classroom as students, waiting for the instructor to arrive. There's nothing that conveys a lack of respect for your students more than arriving late.

Classroom Management  

July 16, 2007
Every instructor has had the unpleasant experience of dealing with that one individual, usually sitting in the back row, who disrupts the entire class. Often these problem learners are the last ones to class, the ones returning late from breaks, and the first ones with an excuse why they have to leave early.

Conducting Safe, Effective TASER Training  

July 5, 2007
Law enforcement trainers are constantly striving for more realistic training, because they know that the more real it is, the more officers will learn and retain. In the use of force arena, most training can be placed along a continuum, ranging from absolute safety on one end to absolute reality on the other.

Safe Training in a Troubled World  

June 28, 2007

Every year around a half dozen law enforcement officers die in training accidents. While some of these deaths are related to fitness and health issues---for example an officer that dies after suffering a heart attack during a training run---there are at least two or three that die as the result of firearms or other use-of-force incidents while training.

Be a Mentor, Not a Monster  

June 21, 2007
I remember a training officer I had once, back in my cub days, who decided that the best way to break in a new guy was to act all tough and hard, and to intimidate me with his experience and his disdain for me and for what I thought I knew.

BOOK REVIEW: How to be an Expert Witness  

June 11, 2007
Retired NYPD lieutenant, attorney, and ILEETA member Adam Kasanof has done something that has needed to be done for a long time – he has provided an affordable, easy to understand guide to help law enforcement trainers become better expert witnesses. His book is excellent, and long overdue.

Watch Your Words  

June 7, 2007

As a "profession," law enforcement is growing a body of knowledge, especially as it relates to high-risk activities, such as use of force, driving, and arrest practices. That body of knowledge relies upon certain terminology to illustrate concepts and ideas in an easily understood context. When we choose terminology to illustrate ideas, the temptation is always there to "make it sound good." That's usually OK, but sometimes the effort to make it sound good can create probl

Prepare for the Agility Test Now  

June 1, 2007
In your quest to become a cop or deputy, you will likely face an agility or physical fitness test. This is no worry, right? Wrong.
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