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 sits down with Steve Rabinovich, instructor at ECHO, to discuss the meaning of tactical medicine and how to become trained in it. There are important concepts to understand when it comes to tactical medicine. Cops get hurt more doing their daily assignments than patrol officers. When officers go down, they must be able to address their injuries and prevent themselves from getting critically injured on the job.
Doug Wyllie sits down with Ron Avery of the Practical Shooting Academy to discuss an article Ron wrote on analyzing elements of the shooting cycle. The shooting cycle is an important process to understand in order to successfully hit a target. Proper training and understanding of the cycle can enable officers to be a lot more effective on the job.
Dave Smith talks with Kyle Clark, DECP Coordinator at IPTM, about signs to look for when dealing with individuals who are impaired by drugs. Kyle specializes in drug recongnition and discusses which vital signs to look for in order to identify which type of drug they are dealing with.
Law enforcement expert, Jim Glennon, discusses the importance of communication skills for police officers. He gives examples of the types of questions to ask a subject and how to decipher their answers by determining whether they are hesitators, verifiers, or clarifiers. These clues can help you determine whether or not the subject is being truthful.