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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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<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/15194510@N03/2500097744/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Dinkel</a>/Flickr.</p>

5 Tips for Investigating Child ID Theft  

January 9, 2013
Like most fraud cases, child identity theft consists of pieces of a puzzle that must be put back together to paint a picture of the thief. You'll get better results if the family is organized and tenacious about details and the officer conducts a thorough investigation.
<p><span>A transgendered (&quot;TG&quot;) prostitute moments after being arrested by undercover LAPD officers. Photo: Paul Clinton</span></p>

Dealing with Transgender Subjects  

January 4, 2013
We face many things on the street every daily that can bring harsh judgments and lawsuits. This is one area where simple training and awareness would go a long way toward protecting the rights of people not commonly understood by officers.

Honoring the Sandy Hook Shooting Responders  

December 14, 2012
In the aftermath of this tragedy, let's all take the opportunity to commit ourselves to being the best trained officers we can. We should train for these scenarios like they really could happen on our watch.
<p><span>Snake oil advertising printed on the end papers of an edition of &quot;Ivanhoe&quot; in 1892.&nbsp;</span>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/33547369@N00/5052201329/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Tim &amp; Selena Middleton</a></p>

Cooling Your Marks  

November 5, 2012
Most academies and departments embrace a form of "tactical talking" such as verbal judo, MOAB, or some other fashion of police/citizen verbal intercourse. It doesn't matter which system you use; they all give you years of experience in a compressed amount of time.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/55497864@N00/5180726549/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Brett Jordan</a></p>

Teaching the Police Ethos  

October 30, 2012
Law enforcement is an inherently noble profession. Rather than conducting "ethics training" that implies a potential individual predisposition to unethical conduct, training should focus on reaffirming officer character.
<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.</p>

Counseling Skills for FTOs  

September 19, 2012
First and foremost, counseling is an art that you don't master the first time or by suffering through a boring psychological lecture. You learn by doing. You'll make mistakes, and you'll have to work hard every time you provide counsel.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingadeclown/2582622562&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Mr DeJerk</a></p>

'Tacticool' Gear Won't Make You a Better Cop  

July 5, 2012
Just because you got it out of the childproof packaging doesn't mean you know how to properly use it. If it's a police item you would describe as "tactical cool," please read your departmental policy and procedures to see if it is allowed.
<p>Photo courtesy of Spartan Death Race.</p>

What the Spartan Death Race Meant for Police Training  

June 21, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss put himself to the ultimate test. He announced he would participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the greatest test of a person's body, mind, and spirit. The nearly three-day race on a 50-mile obstacle course in the dense Vermont woods last week was completed by less than 20% of its participants.

I Can't Stand My FTO!  

June 6, 2012
The role of the Field Training Officer (FTO) is more or less defined as that of a one-on-one supervisor and trainer. They're the direct connection between graduates of the academy and self-actuated functioning police officers. The FTO has a defined mission to be the trainer, evaluator, supervisor, confessor, and many other roles.

ILEETA 2012: Shattering The Box  

April 23, 2012
More than 740 of the best police trainers gathered last week for the annual training conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) in Wheeling, Ill., for a week that was packed with training, lectures and interactive classes.
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