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.
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.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Margaret Moore, President of the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, at the 2010 WIFLE Conference in Atlanta. Margaret began her career in 1973 as an undercover narcotics police officer and later worked with ATF and became the first woman special agent in charge. Margaret now mentors young women in law enforcement and works to inspire and train women each year at WIFLE.
Dave Smith sits down with Don Alwes from the National Tactical Officers Association. Active shooter issues are always a hot topic among law enforcement. Don discusses the transition he has seen over the years with the way officers respond to these situations. Officers do not always have time to wait for a SWAT team or other officers to arrive on the scene and need to undersand how to properly contain these situations on their own.