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FTO: Mentor or Monster  

February 23, 2009
This column is directed to the FTO or the future FTO. You are the most critical link between academy training and education and real world application. So, let's not waste such an opportunity.
Tags: FTOs

The Honor of Being an FTO  

January 26, 2009
No supervisor worth his stripes would ever select a non-performer to become an FTO.
Tags: FTOs

Age Differences in Training  

September 19, 2008
One recruit had retired from the military and was of the mindset that the only person who could train him was someone chronologically older than he was. This created a problem.
Tags: FTOs

Tactical Verbalization  

September 5, 2008
You should be thinking to yourself as you approach any call for perceived dangers. For example, when I park the patrol car I should not park directly in front of the building. You should take critical microseconds to gain a tactical advantage that places you in an advantageous position to observe and respond.

Fear of Failure  

August 8, 2008
If there ever was a true fear of young officers, I think I know it. No, it is not the gun-wielding psychopath. Nor is it your patrol car spinning out of control over a cliff. Deep down, it is the fear of failure.

Don't Expect Perfect Scores Off the Bat  

July 18, 2008
How do you expect to know all of the answers, all of the time? This is a training program.
Tags: FTOs

Customers Are Always Right—Even When They're Wrong  

June 17, 2008
Have you ever been in a class or seminar—as a student, not a presenter—and found that the instructor argued with his or her students? I have, and it happened again just recently.

Keep a Training File  

May 29, 2008
Once you start your career make certain that you document and maintain your training records. It sounds boring, but bear with me and I will tell you how it can save you money as well.
Tags: TREXPO, ILEETA

Ask Questions  

May 9, 2008
You are a rookie and sometimes you think it is best to stay quiet. You may have been told or maybe it was implied that you should sit down, shut up, and don't touch anything. This could be the worst advice of all. Sometimes it is best to speak up.

Virginia Security Company Offers Executive Protection Training for Cops  

May 9, 2008
Cops are drawn to personal security work as a part-time job or employment after retirement. They need special training so they can learn the differences between being a cop and being a personal security professional, he explains.
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