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 discusses specific things to take into consideration when patrolling in different business locations. There are a variety of crimes that can occur in businesses, whether it be a retail store, a restaurant, or an industrial business. He gives advice on how to react to certain situations that arise and how to act effectively.
Betsy Brantner-Smith talks with Lou Ann Hamblin about weapon retention. Often times officers admit that they do not remember the techniques to properly retaining a weapon. More officers on the streets nowadays carry long guns and it is important they know how to operate and hold the weapon to keep it secure.
Here's what a handful of PoliceOne columnists, contributors, and contacts had to say about the recently 'wrapped' International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) conference - Full Story
Betsy Brantner-Smith touches on a sensitive subject that affects many female cops around the world. It is important to make sure your agency not only has a maternity policy but also a pregnancy policy in place. Light duty is often an option for pregnant police officers but it is crucial to know and understand how your agency operates. Betsy gives advice on how to deal with these issues.