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Category: Police Training

  • Training Programs Adapt to Modern Needs
    • Sep.13.2017
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    A featured article featured in The Police Chief September 2017 issue. Training Programs Adapt to Modern Needs - Police Chief Magazine SEP 2017

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  • BE QUICK, BUT DON’T HURRY
    • Jul.14.2017
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    In my last article, Creating a Culture of Officer Safety, we explored the biggest threats to officer safety.  We know that 53% of officers killed in vehicle crashes from 2010-2014 were responding to assist another officer.  These were good officers, trying to help a fellow officer, but never made it to ...

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  • FORGET WHAT YOU LEARNED IN THE ACADEMY
    • Jun.21.2017
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    Photo Courtesy: Anne Arundel County Police Department  “Failure to select the best trainers will only create those ‘training gaps’ we see all too often.”  SPO Inken Myers, PTO Coordinator Hampton Police Division “Forget what they taught you in the academy. I’ll show you how we do it out here on the road.” This statement ...

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  • I Can’t Hit Free Throws

    In my previous post, I wrote about the “Ferguson Effect” and the challenges it poses to law enforcement nationwide. (see previous post here). We know that in communities where police officers are disconnected from the citizens, crime typically goes up and the quality of life for those citizens ...

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  • CREATING A CULTURE OF OFFICER SAFETY
    • May.16.2017
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    Welcome to the Command Presence Column!  We are excited to work with LawOfficer.com to exchange ideas about increasing officer safety.  As you will see, each of the contributors to this column has decades of experience in the law enforcement profession and all of them are accomplished police trainers.  The purpose of this ...

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  • Turning the Tide: Engagement in an Era of De-policing

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, you’ve heard a lot about the “Ferguson Effect”. Officer Darren Wilson justifiably used deadly force to defend himself against a violent subject who was attempting to disarm him. Born out of that incident in Ferguson, MO was the famous, but ...

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  • The Think CLEAR Approach: Communication (Part 1)

    In our last post, we introduced the Think CLEAR Approach to Law Enforcement Professionalism. The goal of Think CLEAR is to increase officer safety while simultaneously improving the quality of contacts with citizens. We call this an approach, rather than a framework, a model, or checklist, because it’s ...

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  • It’s Time to Think CLEAR™ About Officer/Citizen Encounters

    Police interactions with citizens are in the national spotlight. What previously wouldn’t have made the local paper, now makes national news and the presence of video during these encounters has become the norm. Not since the early 90’s, in the aftermath of the Rodney King incident, has there ...

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  • Welcome to the Command Presence Blog!

    Welcome to the new Command Presence blog! This has been a long time in coming, but we’re excited to have this forum to share ideas and talk about the most important aspects of our profession. Regardless of your role in law enforcement, we invite you to read, respond, ...

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