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.
PoliceOne Editor, Doug Wyllie, sits down with Dick Fairburn to discuss one of the classes that he teaches called "Street Leadership." This course focuses on teaching the same fundamentals that are taught in military leadership courses. Often times police officers are taught how to manage but they also need to understand how to become leaders and make tactical decisions the way that a drill sergeant would.
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.