3 Pieces of Police Training Advice For Today’s Threats

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[su_spacer size="40"] 3 Pieces of Police Training Advice For Today’s Threats SWAT teams are generally successful because of repeated realistic training on a regular basis—something that can benefit all LEOs. So how do you prepare newly hired police officers for this level of violence? In the relatively short period of time of a basic police academy, how do you develop their skills, attributes and abilities to the point where they can dominate and win a violent encounter? Especially considering that officer safety, firearms and subject control are only small parts of the overall academy training curriculum. How can it be done? Keeping in mind that budgets for most agencies across the country have been slashed, and money for everything from bullets to training staff reduced, can it be done? The…
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Departmental Liability for Failure-to-Train

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Lack of training puts the department at risk of being held liable Nothing is as important as making sure law enforcement officers receive proper training Nothing is as important as making sure law enforcement officers receive proper training. Not only does it increase their chances for winning confrontations, the lack of such puts the department at risk of being held liable, according to guidelines set in the 1989 US Supreme Court ruling, City of Canton, Ohio v. Geraldine Harris. Content is paraphrased from full article.  Link below. Training Liability Sources In the year 2000, Darrell L. Ross of the East Carolina University at Greenville, North Carolina conducted a study of failure-to-train Section 1983 cases. Ross did a content analysis of 1,525 cases (from 1989 - 1999) to determine the 10…
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Reality Training: Never expect a safe environment

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Reality Training: Never expect a safe environment We all know there's no such thing as a routine traffic stop, but the feeling of security that comes with what appears to be a "safe" environment can sometimes be hard to ignore. Dave Smith reviews a harrowing incident out of Oklahoma that began as a minor stop of a family on a quiet road and ended with a third party sneaking up behind the officer and attacking him with a pair of scissors.  PoliceOne - Dave Smith Link to full article/video
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5 levels of communication

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[su_spacer] 5 levels of communication Law enforcement training for dealing with various people on the street. "He discusses the five levels of communication: contact, conflict, crisis, combat, and closure." PoliceOne.com | By Gary Klugiewicz watch video  
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Case Law for the need for live-fire shoot/don’t shoot judgment training.

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Case Law for live-fire shoot/don’t shoot judgment training The following court cases show the need for live-fire shoot/don’t shoot judgment training Zuchel vs. City and County of Denver, Colorado opinion Plaintiff’s son was shot and killed by a city police officer during a street disturbance. The plaintiff settled claims against the police officer before the trial, and the jury considered only federal civil rights claims against the city. The jury awarded damages of $330,000.00, finding that the department’s training program, which constituted only a movie and a lecture on the use of deadly force, to be constitutionally inadequate. Federal appeals court upheld this result, finding that the training provided was inadequate and indicated that the city was “deliberately indifferent” to the need for more training on the use of deadly…
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Is your firearms program complete?

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 [su_spacer] Is your firearms program complete? Annual weapons qualifications are not training — period "Annual qualifications are first and foremost a legal obligation. They typically have little or nothing to do with preparing an officer for an exchange of gunfire with an armed assailant. It is akin to believing that passing a road test is sufficient preparation for winning the next Daytona 500. ..Why does a student who has demonstrated acceptable marksmanship proficiency with his firearm as well as sound decision-making during simulation exercises inexplicably fail a simple unpracticed live fire drill? The answer lies in the apparent disconnect between simulation training with marking cartridges and modern live fire training. This disconnect becomes evident with the implementation of live fire stress drills..." The Tactical Edge | By Bret Pagnucco read more....…
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