Reality Based Training: Put a Charge into Training

Many of my formative years took place during the 1960s. It was a simpler time. If I acted up in public, I suffered a consequence meted out swiftly in the form of a smack on the behind from my omnipotent father. No one from the ACLU or Child Protective Services was...

Canines & the 4th Amendment

No doubt, canines remain a valuable asset for law enforcement. They sniff out drugs, conduct building searches and capture dangerous suspects. However, their use in the latter category carries some controversy (as does any other law enforcement tool) because in...

Modern Flashlights

Law enforcement officers spend a significant amount of their time in low-light environments. Whether you work midnights or afternoons (or the dreaded swing shift), at least half your shift is conducted in the dark. Even the day crew frequently enters low-light...

Labor vs. Chief

Dear Bullethead: I work for a department with about 100 officers. I really love my job and feel like things are going pretty well in my career (I've been on the job for a little more than five years). Recently, our department got a new chief, and he put a new...

Simulation Training

In this article, we'll review 10 key steps for creating safe and realistic, scenario-based, decision-making simulations to help instructors get off on the right foot. We'll talk about developing a nuts-and-bolts template for scenario-based simulation...

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