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.
Full list of Police Trainers results
How to get a rescue task force off the ground– 2
As tactical teams move to the role of support units during an active shooter incident, the Rescue Task Force concept is evolving to become a key part of MCI response
The 2 most dangerous moments of domestic violence calls– 12
If a domestic abuser intends on killing a police officer, history has proven certain events take place
Sounding the alarm: Alleviating the paperwork burden in policing–
Paperwork consumes officer hours that could be better spent protecting the public and solving crimes
How to prevent P.O.S.T. trauma– 1
To a cadet with no experience in policing, much of the subject matter in the academy – both academic and skills – is abstract and hypothetical
20 golden principles for prevailing on the street– 21
These principles will help you physically, legally and emotionally survive law enforcement
Reality Training: Suspect attacks cop during arrest–
Dave Smith reviews video that serves as a strong example of the use of force continuum. Watch as this officer takes down an armed, resisting suspect - even after he's been hit by the suspect's OC spray.
6 steps toward establishing a debriefing culture in law enforcement– 6
Unfortunately, law enforcement agencies have traditionally been hesitant to engage in this kind of self-analysis and information sharing
How shift debriefings can improve officer safety– 6
We should be doing more to harness the wisdom of street cops and what they learn from every shift
IACP Quick Take: Vermont’s mental health crisis training model for small agencies– 1
The Team Two program pairs first responders with mental health crisis trainers for a one-day training course
Reality Training: When a foot pursuit erupts in gunfire–
In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews the principles of a foot pursuit.
Reality Training: An officer's close call during a traffic stop– 1
In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews footage of an officer's close call during a traffic stop and highlights key tips for winning a similar confrontation.
5 reasons back-up calls don’t guarantee safety– 17
In defending against the “why didn’t you call for backup” critique from friend and foe alike, there are a few things to consider – here are five for starters
Reality Training: Officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop– 4
In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews footage of a traffic stop that serves as an excellent example of taking the passenger-side approach, maintaining control after shots are fired, and more.
7 habits of successful police officers– 20
If you want to be the kind of officer that others respect and want to emulate, this is what it takes to get there
5 steps to become an amazing instructor– 3
Being an instructor is not only an honor but a tremendous responsibility
Reality Training: Officer safety on an active roadway–
Cops spend a lot of time on the roadway both in and out of their vehicles. As a result, it's very easy to get complacent - and complacency can be deadly. In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith offers tips for staying safe on the road.
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