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 talks with Donnie Barker, Crime Scene Trainer at IPTM, about the basics of crime scene investigation. Donnie specializes in crime scene processing and technology. He emphasizes the importance of protecting and preserving a crime scene until the experts arrive. The first responders are just as equally as responsible for the evidence as the investigators that arrive to the scene.
On the range, officers are not going to turn suddenly up-range and engage a live-fire target with a real firearm — this would be considered unsafe — but this possibility does exist on the street - Full Story
Betsy Brantner-Smith talks with Lt. Dan Marcou about some tactics for smaller statured officers. He demontrates some common techniques that smaller officers could use to take down a larger individual. The best way to learn these tactics is to practice again and again in order to effectively apply these techniques on the street.
Dave Smith talks with Police Chief Tim Goergen about the tough task of replacing a police Chief in the instance that something may happen to the Chief or the Chief may retire. He discusses how to come up with a transition plan and the best way to mentor and train the incoming Chief. It is essential to look at this with a mentoring mentality in order to continue to build a strong organization.