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25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective

25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective

Because police training is in the news we thought it was a good time to ask veteran officers and trainers how they would improve law enforcement training and make it more effective. The following is collected from the comments of more than a dozen sources.

April 29, 2015

Tampa Chief Trains New Trigger Finger

After losing the tip of her right index finger in a June boating accident, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor swapped her semi-auto pistol for a revolver and trained her middle finger to operate the trigger.

July 10, 2013

Fla. Sgt. Fired for Offering Trayvon Martin Target

Fla. Sgt. Fired for Offering Trayvon Martin Target

Port Canaveral Police Sgt. Ron King, a two-year veteran of the force, attempted to defend his actions in a YouTube video posted Saturday. In the video, King said he wanted "to use a bad situation as a learning tool."

April 15, 2013

Law Enforcement Training Crisis

Law Enforcement Training Crisis

Local law enforcement officers should receive training on an ongoing, mandatory basis. We all know that. But how many of our agencies provide it?

April 23, 2012

Force-on-Force Marker Rounds

Force-on-Force Marker Rounds

ATK's Force on Force GEN2 marker rounds bring safety and realism to today's LE scenario-based training. The rounds are designed to be shot at human targets with a predictable, tolerable pain penalty. The rounds also boast superior visual markings, primer-driven consistency, recyclable cases and felt recoil similar to duty rounds, according to ATK.

October 6, 2010

The Rimfire Alternative

The Rimfire Alternative

What can we do to save money on training ammo? I believe you can conduct a portion of your firearms training with pistols chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge.

May 1, 2009