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Obtaining tacit knowledge is considered our most important and powerful learning activity, but too often the folks with the tacit knowledge are left out of the decision-making process, in favor of the most institutionally educated folks; the ones with explicit knowledge only.

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2 Texas Officers Wounded Responding to Suicide, Suspect Killed in Standoff

A suspect is dead and two police officers were injured Friday night while answering a 911 call about a suicide in Fort Worth. More Here.

2 Texas Officers Wounded Responding to Suicide, Suspect Killed in Standoff

A suspect is dead and two police officers were injured Friday night while answering a 911 call about a suicide in Fort Worth.

Video: CO Officers Disciplined for Playing Pokémon Go On Duty

Two Commerce City, CO, Police field training officers have been suspended from training recruits after the FTOs were discovered taking recruits on Pokémon Go hunts on-duty.

CO Officers Disciplined for Playing Pokémon Go On Duty

Two Commerce City, CO, Police field training officers have been suspended from training recruits after the FTOs were discovered taking recruits on Pokémon Go hunts on-duty instead of doing actual police work. More Here.

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.

Keep Your Sense of Humor

As a demonstrably immature 21-year-old, I defensively adopted a more reserved demeanor in the hopes that it would be interpreted by the academy staff as reflective of a sober nature. I beat down any temptation to crack a joke in the academy with whack-a-mole determination and my effort was so successful that I quickly became known as "stress cadet”

Be a Mentor, Not a Monster

Great mentors seem to live for the teaching moments of life. It is easy to scream at someone who makes a mistake. It takes patience to seize a mistake and turn it into a learning experience. The leader who takes you aside for a teaching moment is a real leader.

If You Don't Learn This, You'll Die!

It's been said that the street cop wears many hats: psychologist, sociologist, counselor, arbitrator; electrician, firefighter, judge, jury, and even executioner. But how much formal training has he or she been exposed to in these various capacities?

Dorner's Training Officer Still Receiving Threats

Terie Evans has not yet returned to her home. Evans, an LAPD sergeant who had trained Christopher Dorner, continues to receive threats. In addition, someone tried to break into her home, police said.