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Police Trainer Says Officers Should "Practice What You Suck At"

Police Trainer Says Officers Should "Practice What You Suck At"

Todd Fletcher—owner and lead instructor for Combative Firearms Training and 2022 ILEETA Trainer of the Year—delivers a course titled, "Practice What You Suck At" during which he emphasizes the importance of working on skills that improving your weaknesses and take you outside of your comfort zone.

May 9, 2022

Autism Awareness Month: Training Police for Contact with ASD Subjects

Autism Awareness Month: Training Police for Contact with ASD Subjects

Police contact with a person on the Autism spectrum can stem from a missing persons report, a medical emergency, a criminal complaint, or just about anything else. Training and education can help keep officers and individuals with an autism spectrum disorder safe.

April 4, 2022

Training in the Era of De-Policing: Developing Law Enforcement Leaders

Training in the Era of De-Policing: Developing Law Enforcement Leaders

As horrendous as the effects of de-policing have been—in many places a society looking a lot like a combination of Mad Max and The Purge—those effects may eventually be outweighed in the long run by an increased emphasis on training the next generation of police leaders.

March 28, 2022

Demonstrations, Training Sessions, and Certifications Abound at ILEETA
Officers and Trainers Hone Skills, Learn New Techniques at ILEETA
Why Every Law Enforcement Trainer Should Attend ILEETA

Why Every Law Enforcement Trainer Should Attend ILEETA

The annual conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) offers more than 130 courses and more than two dozen instructor certifications on topics including use of force policy, defensive tactics techniques, leadership development, legal updates, and more.

March 14, 2022

Two Truths

Two Truths

Earlier this week, I was honored to be among a small handful of people to be selected to be one of the speakers at the Emerson Hour at ILEETA 2021.

March 26, 2021

Senior Officers Speak Out: "The Best Advice I Got as a Rookie"

There's so much great advice handed down from senior officers to LEOs just coming on the job. It's invaluable institutional knowledge, so if you have the opportunity as a more seasoned officer help out a rookie with something you've learned over the years, make every effort to do it.

August 9, 2019

Child's Play: What I Learned at ILEETA 2019

Child's Play: What I Learned at ILEETA 2019

During ILEETA 2019, we talked about family and friends—some of whom we've said goodbye to this year. We shared tears of sorrow, hugs of support, kisses on the cheek, and moments of uproarious laughter.

March 22, 2019

14 Ways To Make Training Safer

14 Ways To Make Training Safer

One of the mottos of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) is "When safety is taken for granted, take injury for granted."

April 16, 2013

ILEETA 2012: Shattering The Box

More than 740 of the best police trainers gathered last week for the annual training conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) in Wheeling, Ill., for a week that was packed with training, lectures and interactive classes.

April 23, 2012

ILEETA: Top Trainers Gather in Chicagoland

The signs of the global budget woes did not stop several from attending. One interesting point this year was it appears more trainers attended on their own personal time and expense. This clearly shows the dedication of the professional trainers of this organization and their devotion to their calling as a law enforcement trainer.

May 3, 2011

BOOK REVIEW, If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops on the Street

This book differs from similar collective works in the sheer passion of the writers. For once, they are allowed to write from their inner warrior's soul. You will sense a certain energy from the contributors that you do not normally sense in this genre of writing.

June 24, 2010

ILEETA: Force Panel Debates Point Shooting vs. Aimed Fire

The panel discussed the issue in terms of training and officer-involved shootings. And it concluded that point shooting may be what happens in a gunfight but to point shoot well under stress officers need to aim when they train.

April 27, 2010

ILEETA: Trainers Go Hands On With Simulators

ILEETA: Trainers Go Hands On With Simulators

One of the best things about attending the International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association conference held this week in the Chicago area is that trainers get some serious hands-on experience with some of the latest training tools, including use-of-force simulators.

April 22, 2010

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