Category: Training

Blog_ Avoiding Charges of Bias

An understanding of bias is an important component of police officer training programs. Law enforcement experts have developed practical guidelines to minimize the chance that citizens who are unhappy about a traffic citation will claim they were the victims of bias.

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Blog_ 4ProfessionalPrinciples

Professionalism is an important topic in any police training program. Complex political factors and legal restrictions create challenges for police officers that call for professional communication skills and problem-solving strategies. Professionalism wins respect for you and your agency, enhancing the likelihood that you will prevail in a difficult situation.

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Blog_ Strategies for Police Officer Safety

A nonprofit organization called Below 100 has developed five common-sense guidelines for police officer safety. Research shows that following these simple guidelines can significantly reduce risk to officers as they go about their duties.

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Blog_ Employees as Assets (1)

Why. A simple three-letter word that has a profound effect on people. It also carries many meanings depending upon where, when and how it is asked. The Why question is too often taken as a challenge to authority. Mom: “Ok, Jimmy it’s time to go to bed.” Son: “But I’m not tired and my friend […]

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Blog_ Leader and Members Working Together (1)

To build and maintain a successful law enforcement team, members and leaders must work together. In doing so, they will find that their goals are not so different. Most people have two main goals in their professional lives – to have steady employment with a respectable organization and to do a good job. Interestingly enough, team leaders have similar goals – they want to retain good employees and build or maintain a successful team.

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Blog_ Deescalating

Many agencies are offering police training in methods of de-escalating tense situations. “De-escalating” means “slowing down,” and criminal justice experts say that strategies for defusing tense situations may help keep everyone safe. Officers can sometimes resolve a tense situation without violence by employing effective communication skills and conflict resolution methods.

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Blog_ REinvent 2

Planning for a reinvention from public service retirement requires obtaining professional certifications recognized in private industry, the ability and knowledge of where and with who to network, ensuring your resume is focused specifically on the position and your business acumen in negotiating your comprehensive benefits from a future employer will insure your success.

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