A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean late last week. Here's why he's leaped prematurely to a conclusion.
October 18, 2019
Am I outraged about the 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett being summarily dropped? Sure, but I'm also utterly unsurprised. Here's something that recently happened which did surprise me, and has me pretty hot under the collar.
March 29, 2019
Training in real-world conditions is the key. Get outside in the hot, cold, dark, and whatever weather you have to operate in. Realism begins in training and not in make believe.
February 14, 2013
As the details about Thursday's Taft Union High School Shooting are coming to light, we're learning that two brave school staff members were able to distract the shooter long enough so that the rest of the students in the class could escape the room unharmed.
January 11, 2013
In the aftermath of this tragedy, let's all take the opportunity to commit ourselves to being the best trained officers we can. We should train for these scenarios like they really could happen on our watch.
December 14, 2012
Managing a successful clandestine operation usually requires coordination, information sharing, familiarity with the terrain and, if it involves Islamist counter-terror tactics, an understanding of Muslim friend or foe.
March 26, 2012
With this SWAT blog, we're presenting a scenario that could be presented to a SWAT commander who must make a crucial decision — should the team serve a high-risk search warrant for this complex case?
July 15, 2011
Interpersonal communication is a physical skill and must be trained like any other skill. This means running drills and scenarios that are dedicated to improving an officer's ability to persuade and gain voluntary compliance.
June 16, 2011
With this SWAT blog, we're presenting an active-shooter scenario for your consideration. We'd like to know how you would handle it, so please add your comments below. The scenario is based on an actual incident.
May 25, 2011
The SIG Sauer Academy is rapidly becoming a must-train location. The Epping, N.H., academy once offered only basic handgun shooting and armorer courses. Now, it offers competition shooting and advanced tactics for police and military units, including active-shooter response and executive protection.
March 2, 2011
Based on my experience, I'd say my paintball games were more realistic and useful training experiences than any contrived multiple-target drill, falling plates, or even live shoot house. These scenarios are good, but they are all "set up."
November 23, 2010
In paintball scenarios, you battle multiple adversaries often in close quarter combat in urban or built-up locations. You either assault or defend a position. You must shoot and move. This, in my opinion, beats time on most static pistol ranges.
November 16, 2010
Law enforcement training has embraced this theory of information processing and adapted it to mental preparation and conditioning. Based on information from the world of athletics, visualization techniques are seen as proven a method of ingraining the most desirable programs into the subconscious mind.
October 29, 2010
If you truly want to fight the way you train, then you need to train with imagination and emotion. Training with imagination and emotion means YOU need to make training real for you every time you train.
August 3, 2010
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