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The High Cost of Police Pursuit

Published on December 9, 2019

The High Cost of Police Pursuit
  We already know that police pursuits are extremely dangerous to both bystanders and officers, but they’re also extremely expensive. In Canton v. Harris (1989) the Supreme Court found that, under certain circumstances, inadequate training resulting in injury or death can be the basis for liability under U.S.C. Title 42, S. 1983.  Although that particular … Continued

Police Driver Training: De-escalate at Every Step

Published on December 2, 2019

Police Driver Training: De-escalate at Every Step
  Officers are expected to be on-the-spot social workers. That demands monumental presence of mind—which is completely at odds with the realities of the street, where a million things are happening at once. Chuck Deakins—FAAC Training Group lead subject matter specialist (SMS)—points out, “When I go into a physical training or martial arts environment, what’s … Continued

Active Shooter Training For Law Enforcement

Published on November 25, 2019

Active Shooter Training For Law Enforcement
  On the afternoon of August 14, Philadelphia police came to the Nicetown neighborhood to serve a narcotics warrant. This relatively routine task “went awry almost immediately,” according to Police Commissioner Richard Ross. The suspect opened fire. Two officers were trapped inside, along with three civilians—and would remain trapped indoors for five hours, as the … Continued

Human Factors Research and Vehicle Interface Design: A Best Practice

Published on November 22, 2019

Human Factors Research and Vehicle Interface Design: A Best Practice
  Last year a U.S. auto manufacturer announced a startling leap forward in in-vehicle experience: Ordering Donuts via dashboard while driving As a user experience, it was not an immediate success. Probably the warmest review came from Daniel Howley, the technology editor at Yahoo! Finance: “[this] is a nice option, but it feels like a … Continued

Police Scenario Training Instructor Development

Published on November 11, 2019

Police Scenario Training Instructor Development
Chuck Deakins has spent years helping law enforcement agencies integrate modern simulation-based police scenario training systems with their existing programs. At some point in every “train the trainer” session, he finds himself saying the same thing: “Stop talking, start training.” Deakins–a 30-year veteran of law enforcement often asks instructors to remember how they learned to … Continued

Simulator Training Saves Lives – And Money

Published on November 6, 2019

Simulator Training Saves Lives – And Money
  Training is inherently risky—but simulator training can significantly reduce that risk.  In a 2018 report, lawmakers on the House Armed Service Committee noted that in 2017 nearly four times as many military personnel died in training accidents as were killed in combat. These were soldiers lost in aviation mishaps, botched ship maneuvers, and vehicle … Continued

The ‘Bloody Hundredth’ edge; 100th SFS sharpens skills

Published on November 1, 2019

Defenders train regularly to maintain readiness, so when they receive the call to put their lives at risk for the people they protect, they’re prepared. The 100th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Mildenhall, England, has incorporated a firearms training simulator into their regular training and it’s helping them increase their readiness and posture. The simulator … Continued
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