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Claims of Hazing at CA Academy Recall the Worst Words in Police Training

The seven deadly sins were, are, and always will be pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. The seven worst words in police training were, are, and always will be "That's the way we've always done it."

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Rocks, Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Atlanta Officers at Site of Future Training Facility

“There has been a number of concerted efforts to stop the Public Safety Training Center by committing criminal acts here in Atlanta, into Cobb County, in Birmingham, AL; and other states and we appreciate the Federal Bureau of Investigation joining this investigation to stop these attempts of intimidation."

Louisiana Agency's Explorer Program Follows Proven Path of Police Recruiting

Efforts such as the one undertaken by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office may be the most proven pathway toward increasing interest in young people to pursue training in the field of policing.

Minnesota Lawmaker: Expedite Police Trainees with "Strong Moral Character"

Proposed legislation would provide free tuition, bonuses, and other incentives to attract high school and college graduates to the law enforcement profession.

Integrating Suicide Prevention into More Areas of Law Enforcement Training

In recent years, there has been a greater effort on the part of law enforcement agencies to address mental health and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention, but more remains to be done.

How Martial Arts Training Benefits Law Enforcement Officers

Included in the benefits to participating in any form of martial art are the increased fitness and flexibility one gains, as well as the psychological effect of enhanced self-awareness and self-assuredness.

Training Super Bowl Caliber Teams in Policing Requires Top-Tier Facilities

There exists a real opportunity for thoughtful law enforcement leaders to direct any increase in funds toward building and renovating training facilities that can ultimately lead to those outcomes elected leaders seem to desire.

New MA Police Training Facility Opens

The Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC), an agency within the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), opened a new municipal police training facility in central Massachusetts to bridge the gap in training for officers.

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.

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Reform Legislation Shouldn't Turn Police Training Into "Rocket Surgery"

Recently enacted "police reform" legislation in Massachusetts will require harbormasters to complete added police training at the same time that reserve academy training is all but eliminated.

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