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.
For the week of June 6, Dave Smith discusses the use of ECDs and the constant question by communities and media in deadly force situations, "Why couldn't you have just used a TASER on him?" Dave addresses how to handle such questions after a shooting.
In this video, Betsy Brantner Smith discusses several tips for newly promoted supervisors. New supervisors deal with being in two camps, with one foot in management and the other on the line. Smith outlines the challenges that comes with this new phase in an officer’s career and gives advice on how to become the most successful supervisor for your squad or unit.
For the week of May 30, Dave Smith discusses how to deal with aggressive dogs. He reviews multiple cases of officer-involved shootings in which dogs have been shot and how to handle similar situations.