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Get Ready for a Fight

Get Ready for a Fight

Your defensive tactics training should be intense, exhausting, applicable, and eye-opening. Don't come to in-service training dressed for vacation or expecting to sleepwalk through the course.

June 26, 2014

Quicker Response to Active Shooters

Quicker Response to Active Shooters

Despite its traditional mission, I always thought our motor unit could assume a more tactical posture and play less of a support role, especially when responding to school shootings. Since motors are such a specialized unit, it is easier to pull them off of their primary missions and redirect them whenever necessary.

October 16, 2013

The Chief Trainer

The Chief Trainer

You are a chief or sheriff. Get real and train with your officers. You should be one of the first enrolled in your defensive tactics and subject control training classes. Your attendance and participation will speak to all, and what it will say is this stuff is real and it's important.

October 3, 2013

Can Mumbai Come to America?

Can Mumbai Come to America?

The failure of any law enforcement agency to equip and train its personnel, and help its officers prepare to manage a large-scale terror or active shooter event is a recipe for failure.

August 6, 2013

The DOJ's VALOR Training Initiative

The DOJ's VALOR Training Initiative

The goal of the VALOR Initiative is to help officers rediscover and hone their officer safety skills. Regional VALOR training sessions are conducted at no cost to the host agency or to the officers who attend.

May 14, 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

A Counter-Terrorism Training Resource

A Counter-Terrorism Training Resource

The Department of Homeland Security's National Domestic Preparedness Consortium offers significant training resources to public safety. A variety of programs are offered through this organization.

May 10, 2011

Foxes In the Henhouse: Counter-terror Training

You don't need the government or CAIR to vet your counter-terror training. You know that there are good and bad people of all faiths, races, and ethnicities. You know the truth when you hear it. You can vet your own training.

May 4, 2011

Coping with the Cuts

Coping with the Cuts

Law enforcement budgets nationwide have been hit hard by the economic downturn. Agencies have cut back on officer hours, turned more jobs over to non-sworn personnel, and some have even laid off badged personnel. But the first thing that almost every cash-strapped agency does to balance its books is cut back on training.

April 7, 2011

Continuing Police Education

Continuing Police Education

Just because money is not available from your department doesn't mean that training becomes any less important. As a proactive officer, you know that you must remain current on your training if you are going to be effective on the street. This article is designed to help you locate free training resources and remain on the cutting edge of the law enforcement profession.

September 18, 2009

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