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.
Betsey Brantner-Smith speaks with a couple of members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. They talk about how to deal with everything from armed fellons to crocodiles, as officers never know what they will encounter when heading out into wildlife areas - especially when backup could be over an hour or two away.
In this PoliceOneTV Video, Betsy Brantner-Smith talks with Vicky Farren, whose husband is a law enforcement officer, about her opinions on off duty carry. Vicky feels comfortable with both her and her husband carrying a gun while they are off duty. She discusses her reasoning behind this and explains how she didn't always feel this way.
In this PoliceOneTV Video, Betsy Brantner-Smith speaks with Manny Kapelsohn about handling officer involved shootings. They discuss how to balance an officer's emotional well-being while simulateneously dealing with legal and investigative issues after a situation like this occurs. Manny says that the providing of counsel should occur as soon as possible in this type of situation.
Dave Smith sits down with instructor, Val Van Brocklin, to discuss testifying effectively in the courtroom. Val has spent many years in the courtroom and understands the importance of effective communication by an honest cop. A winning attitude is critical to winning courtroom confrontations and helps an officer to appear unbiased, keeping the jury from questioning their credibility.