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.
For the week of October 25, Dave Smith warns of two anti-police groups, and reflects on a cop's good deed when she purchased groceries for a woman and her hungry children after she was caught stealing food, the tragic death of a teen armed with replica guns, and yet another school shooting.
Trooper Matt Zistel of the Oregon State Police was fired on by an ex-U.S. Army Reservist named John Van Allen — Allen was killed by a single gunshot wound, but Zistel is preparing to return to patrol - Full Story
Recent deaths in law enforcement defensive tactics training have illuminated an important issue for law enforcement trainers: What is the proper place for competition-oriented techniques and drills in police training? - Full Story
We’ve all heard after-action reports of gunfights ranging from “I don’t remember my sights or aiming or trigger or anything” to “I can recall seeing my sight clearly on his chest at close range and pressing controlled shots into him.” - Full Story