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Why Citizens Academies are Good for Policing ...and How to Stand One Up

A Citizens Police Academy has the potential—when well planned and well executed—to positively impact police-community relations. Here are a couple of observations I've had in attending a handful of CPAs.

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California Agency Must Train Officers in LGBTQ Following Lawsuit

Every officer with the Palo Alto (CA) Police Department will undergo LGBTQ training after a gay man sued the department and the city alleging that his civil rights were violated during an incident in February 2018.

Tennessee Department Opens $1.4M Training Facility

Existing officers and potential recruits with the Johnson City (TN) Police Department now have a new facility in which they will receive academy and in-service training following a ribbon-cutting ceremony late last week.

Five Essentials to an Effective Arrest

Officers should follow the practices of S2P3: situational awareness, self-control, presence, positioning, and prevention.

Officer Fitness: The Drag Move

Pulling heavy objects is effective as a strength and endurance builder.

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.

Several Louisiana Cadets Injured in Alleged Hazing Incident

As many as 12 cadets attending the Louisiana State Police Academy were reportedly injured—including cuts, bruises, a broken nose, and a fractured arm—as part of a punishment at the training academy earlier in October.

University Professor Blames Police Training for Recent Fatal Shootings

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth 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 on Saturday.

Police Training Company Sues Netflix and Mini-Series Director

The police training and consulting firm John E. Reid and Associates filed a federal lawsuit against Netflix and director Ava DuVernay claiming defamation in one of the episodes of the four-part series "When They See Us."

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The Benefits of Timely Policy Training

Online training offers agencies an effective and cost-efficient method for teaching officers about policy changes.

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