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.
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Reality Training: An immediate response to a spontaneous threat–
Are you taking your mat time seriously? Dave Smith reviews video of a sudden attack by a person in custody that highlights the importance of keeping your skills sharp.
Reality Training: Commanding the scene after gunfire erupts–
We talk a lot about staying in the fight, but what does it really look like in action? In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews footage that serves as an excellent example of controlling the scene after gunfire erupts - even when you're hit.
Reality Training: Running into the threat–
Have you mentally rehearsed how you would respond to shots fired in different environments? Dave Smith provides key considerations.
Reality Training: Firing your weapon while driving–
Dave Smith reviews video of an intense pursuit of multiple homicide suspects in Las Vegas and provides key points about firing at moving vehicles from a moving vehicle.
LEARN MORETactical considerations for shooting while driving Shooting at a moving car: 3 key lessons for cops in SCOTUS ruling Reality Training: Firing your weapon through objects and materials
Reality Training: A textbook foot pursuit and TASER deployment–
In this installment of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews video that serves as an excellent example of a TASER deployment during a foot pursuit.
Reality Training: Strategies for successful de-escalation–
In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews video that serves as an excellent example of how to successfully use de-escalation techniques in a volatile situation.
LEARN MORE7 easy steps to successful de-escalation 5 tips from Force Science on de-escalation tactics The 8 most effective de-escalation techniques in corrections What does de-escalation really mean?
Reality Training: What should you do when a bystander is recording you?–
One of the realities of modern policing is the proliferation of smartphones means everyone has a camera in their pocket at all times, and you are going to be recorded during the course of your duties. What does this mean from an officer safety perspective? Dave Smith reviews video of a struggle between a suspect and an officer that highlights the unique issues that come with bystanders actively filming a dangerous encounter.
LEARN MORESomebody, somewhere is recording: How police can obtain bystander videos React without reaction: What cops should do when being recorded Filming cops: Know when you can seize a recording device Trending Topics: How do you respond to civilians filming you?
Reality Training: How to refresh your risk thermostat–
Routine hurts our ability to sense and assess risk. In this episode of Reality Training, Dave Smith provides tips and strategies for refreshing your "risk thermostat" in order to stay safe and vigilant on the job.
Reality Training: Should you carry a weapon off duty?–
Do you carry a weapon off duty? If so, how often? In this installment of "Reality Training", Dave Smith reviews footage of an off-duty encounter that illustrates why you should always have a weapon on you.
Law enforcement and managing Alzheimer's 3–
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Reality Training: Never let your guard down–
If you respond to a call and kids are present at the scene, does it put you at ease? There are a number of things that may cause you to let your guard down on the job, but doing so could be deadly.
4 tools to alleviate pain and muscle tightness–
Traci Ciepiela and Doug Wyllie highlight some tools cops can use to alleviate pain, release trigger points and ease muscle tightness.
The science behind arrest-related deaths–
Dr. Darrell Ross looks at the data behind arrest-related deaths.
Reality Training: Firing your weapon through objects and materials–
Footage of an officer firing his weapon through a windscreen highlights a topic you may not think about very often in training: shooting through objects and materials. Dave Smith offers key points all LEOs should consider.
Reality Training: Standoffs and compliance–
Dave Smith reviews footage of a standoff that escalated into a gun battle and shares key points about de-escalation tactics and use of force.
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