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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ring's Debuts Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Bluegun

Ring's Manufacturing's Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Bluegun replica is a 1:1 exact replica of the original and is molded from solid blue polyurethane to differentiate it from a live weapon.

Schools and Police Join for Active Shooter Training in Georgia

Local law enforcement and Rockdale County (Ga.) Public Schools Will Conduct Joint Active Shooter Training this Week.

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.