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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.

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Seattle Police Training to Become Emergency Medical Technicians

A number of officers with the Seattle (WA) Police Department are training to become EMTs so they're prepared to render aid in the event of a large-scale emergency.

Banning Warrior-Style Training

Progressive politicians want to turn you into social workers; someday when they need a warrior they will regret that decision.

Minneapolis Police Union to Offer Free "Warrior Style" Training After Mayor Prohibits It

Following Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s banning of "warrior style” training for Minneapolis police, an online training program will be offered free to all Minneapolis police officers.

LAPD Officers Told to Be Guardians of Community, Not Crimefighting Warriors

"We were warriors," Deputy Chief Bill Scott recently told a room filled with LAPD rank-and-file officers, a group of fresh-faced rookies watching from the front, the Los Angeles Times reports. Now, he said, officers need to think of themselves as guardians watching over communities — not warriors cracking down on them.

Video: Inside the NYPD's Retraining Program

NYPD brass insists the program was always going to be a centerpiece initiative for the department’s new commissioner, Bill Bratton. But they also acknowledge that it became critical -- and was sped up -- after last summer’s death of Eric Garner.

New York Mayor Announces Police Retraining Program

Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the retraining would require some 22,000 officers to complete a three-day course.

National Association of School Resource Officers Meet in California

At the annual meeting of the National Association of School Resource Officers in La Quinta, Calif., last week, school-based officers crowded into multiple sessions on a theme hardly pondered by earlier generations, the active shooter.

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.

LAPD to Officers: Buckle Up On Duty

The Los Angeles Police Department has a new seatbelt education effort after Inspector General Alex Bustamante found that up to 37 percent of officers involved in accidents in 2012 weren't wearing seatbelts.