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Tactics and Training: Thoughts on Use of Force

Is the law on use of force really changing? What is science saying about bias? What can you do to be safer on the job?

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Analyze Your Training Curriculum

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

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.

SWAT in the 21st Century

Equipment, tactics, and technology are obvious changes in SWAT, but there have been much more subtle developments in SWAT philosophy, especially in terms of training and standards.

Video: Crisis Prevention Training Mandated for All MN Officers

Minnesota law enforcement will now be mandated to take a minimum amount of crisis prevention training. It is part of a new law passed in the legislature and signed by the governor.

Crisis Prevention Training Mandated for All MN Officers

Minnesota law enforcement will now be mandated to take a minimum amount of crisis prevention training. It is part of a new law passed in the legislature and signed by the governor. More Here.

Boston Mayor Opposes Military Gear for Officers

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh voiced concern last week about issuing military-grade equipment to police, even as he backed war-inspired training for Boston officers.

Baltimore PD to Double In-Service Training Requirement for Officers

The Baltimore Police Department is requiring all of its officers to go through 80 hours of in-service training this year, twice as many hours as last year, Commissioner Kevin Davis said on Tuesday.

40 Years of Training

Since 1976 law enforcement training has seen many changes as well as challenges, and it's interesting to chart that four-decade-long evolution.

Video: IADLEST National Certification Program Designed to Improve, Simplify Training

The IADLEST National Certification Program (NCP) was designed to unite law enforcement officers with high-quality training and portable training records.