To say today’s law enforcement environment is challenging is a gross understatement. Officers are being targeted and ambushed, the media scrutiny is at an all time high, and not many people are stepping up to do the job (understandably so).
It is vital that we provide and, to a certain extent, mandate training for officers. The more comfortable officers are in handling a subject physically, the more likely they are to be able to deescalate the dynamic and unpredictable encounters officers find themselves in.
If you are a proactive professional officer, do not wait on your department to send you to training. Make training part of your work day. For ideas on how to do this, check out some of my articles on PoliceOne.com
If you are an administrator, and you are looking to provide your troops with cutting edge training for the demands of today’s policing, you’ve come to the right place.