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De-Escalation Instructor Training

December 7, 2017

This October, a new de-escalation training methodology was presented to law enforcement administrators, supervisors, and field officers in Delaware that the participants say could become the training model for de-escalation training nationally.

Vacancies Prompt Virginia State Police to Offer Abbreviated Academy

September 5, 2017
Virginia State Police are for the first time offering some recruits a chance to become troopers without completing a full six-month State Police Academy.

Daughter of Officer Killed on 9/11 Training to Join NYPD

April 14, 2017
Brittney Roy lost her father on 9/11. Now, more than 15 years later, she’s preparing to follow in his footsteps as an NYPD officer.

Chicago Police Recruits Rarely Wash Out of Academy

March 15, 2017
Over a recent four-year period, the academy graduated more than 97 percent of its recruits, according to department figures obtained by the Chicago Tribune through a public records request.

Recruit Booted From Chicago Police Academy Wins Second Chance After Legal Battle

March 14, 2017
His long legal battle shows the difficulties sometimes faced by the Chicago Police Department in the relatively rare instances in which it fires a recruit from the academy.

Train Like You Mean It

March 13, 2017

Not every law enforcement agency has the resources to build a brand-new facility from the ground up. But there are many ways to upgrade department facilities and improve officers' training experiences to help them succeed.

Inside the Chicago PD's Revised Officer Training Program

February 7, 2017
Chicago's 2016 crime rates were staggering and City Hall is hoping 1,000 additional police officers on the streets can stem the violence. But mass hirings are a challenge and the Chicago Police Department has the added weight of a Department of Justice investigation that found police training practices have been grossly inadequate. More Here.

Video: Inside the Chicago PD's Revised Officer Training Program

February 7, 2017
Chicago's 2016 crime rates were staggering and City Hall is hoping 1,000 additional police officers on the streets can stem the violence. But mass hirings are a challenge and the Chicago Police Department has the added weight of a Department of Justice investigation that found police training practices have been grossly inadequate.

Axon Public Safety Canada Inc. Partners with Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence

September 6, 2016
Axon Public Safety Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TASER International, today announced a partnership with the Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence (CCPSE). The one-of-a-kind training centre delivers up-to-date training to law enforcement and public safety officials.

Video: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Recruit Collapses and Dies During Training

July 7, 2016
Authorities said that around 8:30 a.m., newly hired police candidates with CMPD were conducting state mandated physical fitness training when one candidate, Jeremy Moseley, collapsed.

Congresswoman Proposes National Standard for De-escalation Training and Use of Force

May 13, 2016
“We want our officers using force really that [is] proportional to the situation,” Moore said in an interview on Wednesday. “This is about giving police officers additional training assets with regard to encounters that don’t necessarily have to end up with a use of deadly force.”

Ohio Police Cadet Injured in Gun-Training Shooting

April 7, 2016
A police cadet in Napoleon, OH, was critically injured after being accidentally shot in the back by one of his classmates on a shooting range.

Cheating Scandal Prompts Review of Testing Practices at Pennsylvania State Police Academy

February 29, 2016
Cheating allegations at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy have prompted a review of testing practices, as well as the removal of 29 cadets who were likely involved to date.

Chicago-Area Police Training Unit Closing Because of State Budget Issues

October 6, 2015
North East Multi-Regional Training will be forced to close mid-November if the state doesn't pay its share of the costs, said Philip Brankin, the unit's executive director. The state-funded agency is responsible for training law enforcement personnel across 321 police agencies in the greater Chicago area.

DHS Federal Protective Service Chooses Envisage to Automate Academy Training Management

August 21, 2015
Envisage Technologies, a Bloomington, Indiana-based high-technology firm, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service (FPS). FPS chose the Acadis Readiness Suite to replace its legacy systems with a modern, modular software solution.

New York Trooper Dies During Training

March 13, 2015
A 23-year-old New York State Police trooper in training died this morning during a run at the police academy in Albany.

Virginia Deputy Dies During Academy Workout

April 29, 2014
A Spotsylvania County, Va., deputy died Monday after collapsing during a morning workout. Bryan Berger, 34, was a recruit at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy and was participating in physical fitness training with his classmates.

Texas Could Get Millions for Active Shooter Training

April 17, 2014
A law enforcement training center based at Texas State University in San Marcos may receive millions of federal dollars to support programs that train officers how to handle situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting.

Building Leaders

March 31, 2014

Even if people receive some training, there is more to becoming a leader than taking a class. Training in all its aspects needs to change with the times. But it's a pervasive cultural issue. And it takes time to change a culture.

Keep Your Sense of Humor

December 23, 2013
As a demonstrably immature 21-year-old, I defensively adopted a more reserved demeanor in the hopes that it would be interpreted by the academy staff as reflective of a sober nature. I beat down any temptation to crack a joke in the academy with whack-a-mole determination and my effort was so successful that I quickly became known as "stress cadet”
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