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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.
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LA deputy trainee shoots clerk, not robber

Fired eight times at a liquor store manager after mistaking the man's finger for a gun - Full Story


Dave Smith: Routine Kills

Law enforcement expert, Dave Smith, talks about the dangers of getting too used to a day-to-day routine while on the job. Getting used to a routine makes officers more lackadaisical, therefore, putting them at risk when dangerous, out of the ordinary instances arrise on the job.


Jim Glennon's New Book

Law Enforcement expert Jim Glennon discusses his new book Arresting Communication with PoliceOne host Dave Smith.

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Grant dollars helping PDs train cops

Grant dollars helping PDs train cops

Getting the money to train your troops can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task. Ask most police officers — and even a good number of administrators — what you can get with grant dollars and you’ll hear everything from body armor to communications systems and mobile command centers. But the fact is, police departments across the country have quietly been finding funding from federal grant programs for police officer training for a long time. In fact, many equipment grants contain a training component.

PoliceOne Grants Columnist Denise Schlegel outlines seven key strategies for securing grants for officer training programs.

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L.R. "Bob" Jacob: IPTM Overview

Dave Smith meets with Bob Jacob, the Director of IPTM. IPTM conducts trainings nationwide that surround a variety of topics including technology, drug recognition, accident reconstruction, and other law enforcement trainings. IPTM really works to address issues in law enforcement that are pertinent with an understanding that things are constantly training and that fluidity is important.


John Clark: US Marshals Service: Justice, Integrity and Honor

Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with John Clark, Director of the U.S. Marshals Service, at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Conference. John explains some of the history of the Marshals Service and talks about the type of jobs that the service has to offer for both men and women.


The Cooper Color Code

Dave Smith discusses the importance of maintaining your awareness and staying attentive while on the job. Officers must be very alert and be sure that they are tending to all of the right cues in order to react properly to each and every situation. Dave gives some pointers on how to stay environmentally aware and mentally prepared.


Search first or handcuff first? Neither! Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Search first or handcuff first? Neither!

The 'search first' and the 'handcuff first' theories have inherent dangers — the Grip-Protective Sweep (GPS) technique is a good 'somewhere in between' strategy - Full Story


Michael Snow: Accident Scenes

Dave Smith talks with Michael Snow, Adjunct Instructor for IPTM. Michael specializes in accident reconstruction and teaches officers what to look for and how to investigate accident scenes. With the advancements in technology and motor vehicles, reconstructing an accident scene has become more difficult and officers must understand what to take into consideration.


Tim Goergen: Getting Back to Basics

Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with fellow Street Survival Seminar Instructor, Tim Georgen, to discuss how complex the job of a Police Officer has become with advancements in technology and connectivity. While technology has improved the way we communicate and how quickly officers can respond to a call, it can also serve as a distraction. It is important to understand the basics of the job in case that technology does not come through in times of need.

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