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.
Renowned police trainer, Kathy Vonk, discusses her use of heart rate monitors to help academy participants realize how hard they are working themselves. Monitors are commonly used to measure stress performance in reality based training.
The most effective weapon that we have in the United States is the uniform roster that we have out on the streets. Ed Lovette talks about the ways in which we can provide patrol officers with the information they need in order to actively be on the lookout for terrorism. Officers on duty have to take a proactive approach while simultaneously using the reactive approach that is more common among patrol officers.
Lead Fitness Instructor at WCC Police Academy, Kathy Vonk, sits down with Dave Smith to discuss the benefits of combining competetive techniques with training in order to build a positive attitude among participants. When participants develop a positive attitude towards physical activity it is likely that they will continue a program beyond the academy in the future. Her philosophy elicits 100% effort by incorporating unique exercises that make physical fitness both entertaining and intense.
Senior Officer Joel Lashley discussed one of the critical high risk points in the custodial process of any suspect and that is when they are at a health care facility. He discusses the issues of protecting yourself, the medical personnel and other people who will be at increased risk due to the vulnerability of non-institutional health care providers. This is a subject we rarely think about but can be a matter of life and death if fail to follow some important basics