Don’t Forget Department Policy

Don’t Forget Department Policy

One of the most significant and obvious errors I’ve seen in my police career, as both a trainer and court expert, is the omission of agency policy in both the lesson plans and course content when instructors present classes to their officers. This is especially...
Leading for Different Learning Styles

Leading for Different Learning Styles

Tips for Trainers Generally speaking, there are three basic learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Visual learners have to see it to “get” it, auditory learners need to hear it and kinesthetic learners will better grasp the concepts you’re teaching if they...
Litigation-Proof Training

Litigation-Proof Training

Photo: Coach Bob Lindsey is a training legend and the 2014 Law Officer Trainer of the Year. Training officers have an awesome responsibility in any law enforcement agency. As trainers, we’re not only responsible for the conduct and behavior that occurs within the...
Time to Say Goodbye

Time to Say Goodbye

I’ve been thinking about writing this piece for a few months. When I retired from the police department up in New York, it was a fairly easy process. I went human resources and told them I wanted to retire. They walked me through the process step-by-step.  Standard...

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