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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

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The Meaning of Training Certification  

April 23, 2008
The idea that once we "certify" someone, we are somehow guaranteeing that person's competency is a subtext that runs throughout the law enforcement profession. And it's not accurate.

Teach with Less Talk, More Action  

April 18, 2008
Training should be more of an exchange of ideas, and less of a lecture. What officer students really like is more interactive training, and less "talking at them."

Combined Skills Training  

April 18, 2008
It's difficult to fit in all of the types of mandatory training Why, then, can't we combine different elements of the training that officers receive?

Who Picked My FTO?  

April 18, 2008
To me, FTO stands for Fine Tuning Officer, not Fun Time Officer. If you are a recruit who thinks this is a chance for a good time, go to the local amusement park instead. FTO work is hard work; get used to it now.
Tags: FTOs

Invest in Training  

April 2, 2008
If you have to take an extra step to obtain some extra training, show some moxie and do it.

Work Safer, Get Sued Less  

March 24, 2008
It's simple: what gets you hurt also gets you sued. Actually, it's not simple at all, but it's still true.
Law enforcement trainers gather annually at the ILEETA conference in the Chicago area. Photo via ILEETA.org

Where Trainers Go to be Trained  

March 19, 2008

In a couple of weeks, 750 law enforcement trainers will be heading to the Chicago suburb of Wheeling, Ill., for the annual ILEETA Training Conference and Expo. As a police trainer, you should consider attending this event or a future ILEETA conference.

Gadgets, Gimmicks, and Gizmos  

March 11, 2008
Yes, GPS systems and PDAs can be great, but there is a little too much technological short cutting going on here and this is a large safety issue.
Tags: Duty Gear

What Is a Trainer?  

February 26, 2008
Of course we could patrol and investigate, and supervise and manage without trainers. But could we do it well, and properly? In many cases, no, we could not.

Solving Problems with PowerPoint and Video  

February 26, 2008
Many trainers struggle with the use of video in training presentations. There are several problems that crop up frequently, and there are things that you can do to reduce the likelihood that you'll suffer from them.
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