As police work has become increasingly professionalized, classrooms have become a preferred environment for training. However, the best preparation for police work has traditionally been conducted on the job. Dynamic Police Training partners the experienced law enforcement officer’s "street-smart" perspective of what makes training work with a professional educator’s "book-smart" approach to writing curriculum to achieve the best results in police training programs. A results-oriented handbook for police trainers seeking clear and definitive information on curriculum development, the book facilitates training designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills, physical competencies, and in-depth understanding of concepts such as use of force, consequences of failure, and value-based judgment. Authored by a former police officer and trainer with over 14 years of experience in the field and the classroom, this volume: Examines the typical strengths and limitations of police trainers and describes how to build on existing skills Explains how to go beyond the lecture and slide show format to make police training an interactive and thought-provoking experience for students Translates the theoretical basis of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills training into police-oriented language Outlines the methods for developing high-quality law enforcement instructional content Provides a step-by-step construction guide for law enforcement lesson plan development with versatile templates included for the reader’s use Understanding how to write an interactive curriculum that allows police officers to achieve mastery of skills in the classroom is what differentiates outstanding training from the mediocre. Dynamic Police Training helps police trainers who deliver, revise, or develop training programs in the academy and beyond, enabling them to achieve top-notch training results within the confines of the classroom setting that translate into real results on the street.
Community policing, as a philosophy, supports the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues, including crime, social disorder, and fear of crime—as opposed to responding to crime after it occurs. Community policing expands the traditional police mandate. It broadens the focus of fighting crime to include solving community problems and forming partnerships with people in the community so average citizens can contribute to the policing process. Originating during police reform efforts of the 1970s, the philosophy of community policing is currently widespread and embraced by many citizens, police administrators, scholars, and local and federal politicians. What sorts of collaborative partnerships have evolved between policing agencies and the individuals and communities they serve? How do police departments engage in systematic examination of identified problems to develop effective responses? How have police departments aligned their organizational structures to best support community partnerships and proactive problem solving? Just how effective have efforts at community policing been? These questions and more are explored within the pages of this new reference work. Features: A collection of 150 to 175 entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in one volume available in both electronic and print formats. Signed entries, authored by significant figures in the field, each conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings to guide students to in-depth resources. Brief "What Works" case studies within appropriate entries profile community policing programs and strategies as tried in various cities and communities. Although organized in A-to-Z fashion, a thematic "Reader's Guide" in the front matter groups related entries by broad topic areas (e.g., Foundations; Methods & Practices; Legislation & National Organizations; Changing Agency Culture; Planning & Implementation; Training & Curriculum; Assessment & Evaluation; etc.). Also included in the front matter, a Chronology provides students with historical perspective of the development of community policing. The entire work concludes with a Resources appendix listing classic books, journals, and associations, followed by a comprehensive Index.
Drawing heavily on original research designed to train police officers to survive deadly encounters, Profiling Cop-Killers examines the sociological history, psychology, and motives of 50 murderers of police officers in 2011. The book identifies the commonalities and differences between groups of offenders by age, examining the previously hidden connections between an offender’s lethal choices, criminal history, drug and alcohol usage, and interpersonal relationships. Using Erikson’s theory of life span development, the author applies the test of the struggle for identity to offender profiles, words, and actions—analyzing the interaction of offenders’ maturity levels, mastery of challenges by phase, and degree of deviancy exhibited in their violent acts. The book also includes a closer look at diagnoses of concern and the crossroads of offender behavior and officer actions. This book aims to equip those who work with offenders, police officers, and the mentally ill to read the signs of future violence. Demonstrating the complex set of circumstances that may lead an individual to commit these crimes, this book will challenge readers to think differently about the people who take the lives of law enforcement officers. In doing so, it seeks to answer the question: Who are cop-killers and why do they commit the ultimate crime of violence against the peacekeepers of society?
This book details a 2-year study that examined and compared the efficacy of an andragogical instructional methodology to that of a traditional, prescriptive, pedagogical, and militaristic format of basic police training. The study not only revealed that an andragogical approach yielded greater outcomes in terms of skills and competencies, but was preferred among recruits, in great part due to the emphasis placed on experiential learning and a collegiate and collaborative approach to learning. In his research, Robert F. Vodde identified six thematic, categorical constructs by which basic police training programs can be organized and administered, to include the importance for not only working within a quasi-military hierarchal organizational structure, but in preparing recruits for the emotional and physical challenges associated with police work. When properly administered, an andragogical approach represents a well-planned and skillfully orchestrated process that holistically integrates all aspects of the curriculum; one that capitalizes on the use of multi-sensory, experiential, hands-on learning activities that allow recruits to apply what they have learned. Considering the short and long-term impacts of basic police training, Vodde illuminates in this book that "an andragogical instructional methodology serves as a pragmatic, effective, and responsive approach to training"; it is one that creates a physical and psychological climate that takes into consideration the affective needs of the recruit, thus providing for a healthy, engaging, challenging, and collaborative atmosphere in which future police officers "develop a clear understanding and perspective of their role within the greater context of society."
Deliver Dynamic Presentations, Create Engaging Slides, & Increase Active Learning
Author: Richard H. Neil, Sr.
Publisher: Richard Neil
The knowledge that once required an instructor to read dozens of books and attend extensive training is now available through this innovative guide. Police Instructor reveals the essential skills that a law enforcement trainer must possess to create an active learning environment. Creative Slide Design, Public Speaking, Dynamic Delivery, Storytelling as a Training Tool, Engaging & Effective Humor, Group Facilitation, Experience Based Training, Speech Design and Delivery, Dealing with Disruptive Students, and Managing Law Enforcement & Cadet Learning Styles. LEOtrainer.com is a companion resource for Police Instructor. The website is filled with slide show presentations, images, videos, training materials, free resources, and other information that will aid anyone involved with training law enforcers. Whether you are teaching a class of cadets, field training a rookie, delivering a civic speech, serving as an SRO, or conducting roll-call training, this book is for you. Society has placed the highest expectations possible on the law enforcement trainer - Police Instructor will help you exceed them.
Policing in the United States has reached a crisis point. The proliferation of body cameras and amateur video captures of police confrontations, a new era of domestic terrorism, and the challenges of policing an increasingly diverse population have all played a part in moving the crisis forward. This book examines the crisis from both the perspective of the police and the diverse communities they serve.
Includes practical photos, examples and diagrams for enhanced for enhanced understanding and comprehension. Includes expert infromation on: - Training Tips -Legalities of Deadly Force - Improving Reaction Time - Effective Use of Cover/Concealment - Stance - Psychological Prep. for Using Deadly Force - Firearms Nomenclature - Deadly Force Decison-Making - Grip -Sight Alignment - Ammo Selection...and more!
A Manual for the Law Enforcement Trainer on the Use of Airsoft Non-lethal Technology
Author: Luis E. Martinez Med
Publisher: OUTSKIRTS PRESS
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Airsoft technology fills the gap between static, square range based training and the reality of a dynamic armed confrontation. [This book] introduces police trainers to the how-to of using these weapons, the various types available, technical data, and offers sound advice on the safety aspects of reality-based training." -- Cover.
Surviving the worst-case scenario is every police officer's greatest need. Officer Down 2014 examines the lessons learned from twenty-nine law enforcement officer line-of-duty deaths due to gunfire in 2013. By exploring the commonalities of these incidents, the book provides insight into the trends in violent encounters between suspects and officers, analyzing the confluence of deadly circumstances and behaviors that have led to the most recent police officer casualties. This book also examines the human factors involved in officer deaths from this perspective: fallen officers did not necessarily make mistakes, but the lessons to be learned from their losses are many. Going beyond the timeless concepts of "tombstone courage" and "don't rush in," the book presents in depth analysis of actions taken by suspects and officers, along with implications for law enforcement training and policy changes to better equip officers to avoid, or at least survive critical incidents.