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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”

Ill. Officers Train to Handle CCW Encounters

November 21, 2013
Illinois, the last state to allow concealed carry, is expected to begin issuing permits in April under a law that goes into effect on the first of the year. So law enforcement agencies are looking for ways to train their officers how to properly make contact with civilians who are legally carrying concealed handguns.

Ill. Recruit Killed In Head-On Crash

August 8, 2013
Heather Wandt, 30, was driving an agency-owned Chevrolet Lumina when she attempted to pass a semi-truck heading north on Illinois 47 shortly after midnight. Her vehicle struck a pickup truck head-on.

Minn. Agency To Examine Training, Hiring

August 7, 2013
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau said Monday that she plans to examine the department’s training and hiring practices after two incidents in which white officers allegedly used racial slurs and got into fights with black men while off duty.

Wife of NYPD Officer Stabbed In Head Joins Force

July 15, 2013
Dina Loor, 27, was sworn in as one of 1,247 new recruits Wednesday. Loor's husband, Eder, survived an attack from a Harlem schizophrenic in April 2012. The man had plunged a 3 1/2-inch blade into the officer's head.

Clear Gear Introduces Sports Spray Disinfectant

May 31, 2013
Clear Gear has released its Sports Spray to clean, disinfect, and deodorize safety equipment, locker rooms, and training facilities, according to the company.

Instilling Positive Expectations

April 3, 2013

I have discovered that a trainer has an incredibly powerful role to play in imbuing the trainee with either positive or negative expectations. And our profession demands that we hone skills essential for victory in confrontations.

If You Don't Learn This, You'll Die!

March 12, 2013
It's been said that the street cop wears many hats: psychologist, sociologist, counselor, arbitrator; electrician, firefighter, judge, jury, and even executioner. But how much formal training has he or she been exposed to in these various capacities?

Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants

March 9, 2013
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced testing dates for a recruit class of troopers. Testing will be offered at nine locations in March and April, according to the agency.

Texas Bill Would Streamline Police Hiring of Soldiers

March 4, 2013
The Texas Legislature is now debating a bill named in honor of fallen Navy SEAL Chris Kyle that would streamline hiring of former military personnel at law enforcement agencies.

Md. Cop Shot In Head In Training Exercise

February 13, 2013
The Baltimore Police commissioner shut down police training indefinitely after a University of Maryland police officer was shot in the head during an exercise at a closed psychiatric hospital.

Atlanta Cadet Fainted, May Have Been Denied Water

August 10, 2012
Officials are checking into an allegation that an Atlanta Police cadet who passed out during training was denied water. The recruit collapsed during a training session in 96 degree heat on a July afternoon.

Older Recruits

August 7, 2012
Some view the occupation of a cop as inside work and no heavy lifting. Think again. Fully explore your new employer and understand how the agency can withstand any more shuttering of the economy.

Keeping FTOs Sharp Between Hiring Cycles

July 16, 2012
Teaching can be a perishable skill, so you've got to practice. There are several outlets for an FTO to practice his or her skill set. We want to keep the mind sharp by providing a workout for the instructional part of the brain.

Omaha Delays Recruit Class

May 16, 2012
An anticipated boost of manpower for the Omaha Police Department likely won't come until next year, after city officials pushed training for a new recruit class to August.

Recruits Face Long Road In Michigan

February 7, 2012
About one half of the more than 400 recruits who graduate from Michigan's 19 police academies each year find placement with agencies. The state has lost more than 3,000 police jobs since 2001.

NYPD Welcomes 898 Recruits To Academy

January 15, 2012
A diverse class of 898 recruits joined the NYPD after a swearing-in ceremony this week, and began training at the NYPD Police Academy in Manhattan on Thursday.

Indiana Begins Hiring Process for Troopers

September 27, 2011
Eligible candidates must be a U.S. citizen, be between the ages of 21 and 40 when appointed a police employee, have vision correctable to 20/50, possess a driver's license, and have a high-school diploma or GED.

Budget Cuts Force N.C. Highway Patrol to Suspend Academy

September 19, 2011
The North Carolina Highway Patrol has suspended its training academy as budget cuts force a hiring freeze.
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