CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies
Ari is involved in building next-generation training systems, cloud-based learning, records management, automation of high-liability training operations, and pervasive readiness technologies. He is a committee member of the National Congress for Secure Communities and an advisory board member of IADLEST. He has consulted for Federal Agencies, Homeland Security, Public Safety, Military, and Law Enforcement on technology, security, legally defensible records, compliance, and training.
No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.
What accounts for the difference between the high producers and the lower ones? Simple. The high producers have made different choices than the others.
As the number of tactical teams across the nation has increased for the past several years, the number of lawsuits being brought against tactical teams has also risen dramatically.
After the encounter, Jones' sergeant told him, "I have a problem with your use of force. It wasn't reasonable."
Police officers are asked to make split-second life-or-death decisions. We have to decide in a blink of an eye if we are going to shoot. Then over the next several years everyone will dissect, analyze and scrutinize our actions.