The Police Trainers topic helps trainers keep up with the latest training methods and ideas being tried across the country, and is an invaluable resource for any officer who wants to add the word “trainer” to the resume. For the police trainer, passing along the knowledge gained over a long and successful career is often the only thing “better” than being a cop on the street.
Officer Ian Cooley of the San Jose Police Department says it’s better to be a ‘problem finder’ prior to any potential incident, as opposed to a reaction-based ‘problem solver’ after something jumps off - Full Story
For the week of April 25, Dave Smith takes a look back at an older video that still holds a valuable lesson: always be ready for anything, always remember that handcuffs are a temporary method of restraint, and keep a close eye on a suspect, even after they've been placed in cuffs.
RBT is an extremely well planned method of putting officers in the most realistic situations with the most realistic equipment while using some basic psychological methods to ensure the training “sticks” - Full Story
For the week of April 11, Dave Smith shows us one of the most remarkable gun grabs ever caught on camera, and an exemplary case that shows what to do in a situation when your partner has been taken hostage.
Reinforcing — and reestablishing — trust among those we serve and protect can be achieved by establishing and adhering to higher ethical standards for our officers, leaders, and civilian employees - Full Story