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.
Police Trainer and columnist Richard Fairburn discusses his concept of Be the One -- the mentality that you have the power and the control to end a deadly situation -- with Law Enforcement Expert Dave Smith.
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.
For the week of October 18, Dave Smith discusses a picture of a Boston cop that caught the nation's attention, an Ohio pursuit that resulted in the suspension of 63 officers, a state trooper who was injured after jumping into a suspect's vehicle, a family's 8-year legal battle with the Department of Justice over a fallen officer's death benefits, and a "Not Today" moment regarding traffic stops.