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Tag: Reality-Based Training
3 Not-So-Obvious Areas of Focus for Police Trainers in 2022
POLICE spoke recently with three internationally recognized police trainers to get their thoughts on not-so-obvious things that merit the attention of trainers.
January 24, 2022
Mutualink Technology On-scene in Active Shooter Training at VA University
More than 70 first responders descended on Eagle Bank Arena in Virginia to test what Mutualink calls a first-of-its-kind collaboration system for real-time video sharing, advanced building sensors, and other state-of-the-art technologies, in an effort to help the nation better respond to emergencies.
November 26, 2019
Trends in Training: Police Innovate While Critics Irritate
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
MY TECHNOLOGY CAN... Improve Your De-Escalation and Verbal Communication Skills
ThinBlueOnLine's verbal response training software offers law enforcement officers effective instruction that can be conducted in minutes.
June 30, 2019
1 Thing to be More Outraged Over than the Jussie Smollett Debacle
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
Report: Some Deputies Don't Remember Active Shooter Training Prior to Parkland Massacre
According to a new report, some deputies with the Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Office couldn’t remember the last time they attended mass-shooter training—others couldn't recall what they'd learned when they did attend.
November 15, 2018
Adding More Realism to Training
Officers perform better when their training includes drills and scenarios that require them to use their skills in context under realistic conditions.
April 4, 2018
Make Your Training Real
If your defensive tactics training doesn't reproduce the conditions you will face on the street, then you are training to fail.
August 7, 2017
Video: Philly Police Training Emphasizes De-Escalation Tactics
Sergeant Kenneth Gill–a police academy instructor–says the training is designed to teach police officers how to de-escalate emotionally charged confrontations.
January 25, 2016
Critical Incident Drills: Staging a Dress Rehearsal
Before a sheriff or chief is going to sign off on committing resources to a practical critical incident exercise, you will have to convince him or her of need. And he or she will likely be more receptive to the idea if you have done some work and determined what bugs need to be worked out in your response plan.
June 30, 2015
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
Training: Keeping It Real
We need to train like we fight so to speak, and the best way to do that is through some form of reality-based training. I mean scenarios, role-playing, dynamic training.
November 26, 2014
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