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Assessing the Proposal of Police Apprenticeships: On Paper vs. In Practice
It's certainly advisable—even valuable—to entertain suggestions of new approaches to the matter of recruiting and training new officers, because as the saying goes, if you keep doing what you've been doing, you're going to keep getting what you've got.
Recent Incidents Prompt Reminders for Officer Safety While Directing Traffic
There are myriad factors contribute to incidents in which an officer is struck by a vehicle while directing traffic—everything from weather, to the negligence/impairment of the offending vehicle's driver, to the officer's own actions—but a few basic safety strategies can mitigate the risks.
Required Reading: 5 Not-So-Obvious Book Titles Recommended for Police Trainers
We asked five well known-and well-read police trainers for some of the titles in their recommended reading in their library. Unsurprisingly, their five recommended titles are as diverse and as interesting as their chosen focus of instruction in the field of law enforcement.
New Michigan Budget Mandates In-Service Training for State's 17,000+ Officers
The proposed 2024 budget for the state of Michigan includes stipulations that specific funds be set aside for mandated in-service training required for law enforcement officers to maintain their police certification.
DOJ Releases Report Containing "Roadmap" Aimed at Reforming Ohio Police
The DOJ's COPS Office recently released a report containing a set of recommendations aimed at "reforming" the Columbus (OH) Division of Police amid backlash over how it handled protests in the immediate aftermath of two high-profile officer-involved shootings.
Attending ILEETA: Hidden Surprises and Absolute "Musts"
A handful of veteran attendees share some advice that can help newcomers—and even some "old hands"—maximize time and energy spent at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association Conference and Expo in St. Louis next month.
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Know the SCORE: 5 Keys to Improve Training, Transfer, and Performance
By creating more scenario-based problem-solving training—that is spaced out over time, incorporates challenges and obstacles, randomizes required actions, and allows for exceptions in all of the above—trainers can make great strides in developing skills, abilities, and expertise in their trainees.
New TASER 10 Will Require Training for Seasoned Officers
With a single trigger pull resulting in only one deployed probe—necessitating a second trigger pull to hope to achieve neuromuscular incapacitation (NMI)—there will certainly be some serious training implications.
5 Tips for Investigators Using Cellphones as Evidence
"Modern phones increasingly can store a lot of information related to how a person lives, their pattern of life, places they go, people that they communicate with, things they buy, plans they make, pictures they take,” says Caroline Torie. “This information is so valuable in just piecing together what led up to a crime and it could give insight into the motive."
Using the OODA Loop as a Hindsight Analytical Tool
Officers will tell you “what” happened, as they should, simply based on the fact that you asked. But in my experience the more important question is, “Why did this happen?”
5 Things to Know When Buying Ballistic Helmets
Scott Wyatt, president of Busch Protective USA, says an injury to law enforcement officers will more likely come from someone striking them in the head with a bat, or throwing a brick, or having something fall and hit them in the head during an operation. Europeans introduced blunt trauma testing of helmets back in 2009.
The Infuriating Irony of Protesters' Opposition to 'Cop City' Training Facility
Demands for increased quality and quantity police training will only be successfully met when myopic anti-police politicians, members of the press, and radicalized protesters get out of their own way and let it happen.
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