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.
Dave Smith sits down with Roy Bedard of RRB Systems International to discuss the issue of neck retraints. Roy talks about the safety hazards of neck restraints and the different techniques that can be used to properly apply neck restraints.
Lt. Dan Marcou demontrates how to use the "front compliance" technique and how to make it more powerful. Understanding the mechanics of the technique can make for much more successful moves when trying to cuff a suspect.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Debbie Gardner, female law enforcement officer and founder of the Survive Institute. She discusses how difficult it can be to recruit young women for law enforcement positions because of unrealistic expectations. As one of the first women in the U.S. to be assigned partol duty, alone, Debbie understands the insides and outs of what it is like to be a woman in this industry. She has advice for other women in the same position today.
Kevin Dillon from L.O.C.K.U.P. demonstrates how to perform Armbar techniques. With the right technique, this can be used in a public setting without disrupting those around you. Kevin explains how important it is to just expand upon the techniques you have already developed, rather than learning it completely from scratch.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Border Patrol Supervisor Agent, Jodi Butts, at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Conference in Florida. Jodi discusses the number of rescues she does each day as a Border Patrol Officer. She emphasizes the importance of seatbelts, managing speed, managing the terrain, and the different courses they use to train on.