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 touches on strategies that are important to keep in mind when backup is not available when responding to a call. This issue is often ignored, but there are times when you may be the only officer on the scene. It is critical that you are prepared to act in this situation - Dave gives some tips to help you stay safe.
Betsy Brantner Smith sits down to discuss firearms safety and children. There have been many instances when officers have left their guns at home and kids have gotten a hold of them, resulting in tragedy. Betsy explains the importance of securing your firearms and also touches on talking to your children about these weapons and what they are used for.