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The seasoned officer is an endangered species, and the decisions that displaced gray hair catalyzed the brain drain threatening the future of policing in the U.S.
Imagine if our recruiting, training and supervision were cooperatively and competently implemented with the intention of building a skillful, ethical policer
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Strategies for success in 23 key areas of policing
What can the FTO do to help properly accelerate this process?
To reach the high standards that agencies and communities expect of their officers, it may be time to rethink traditional training methods
Should we change styles and methods of pedagogy to focus on techniques that resonate with Generation Z candidates?
Strategies to leverage how new recruits best learn and respond to training
Get your cops to talk about tactics to keep names off the Memorial wall
Hiring a lateral officer can be a great experience for all concerned, but the new agency still has an obligation to ensure the new hire is everything they expect
Officer Trey Sutton, 24, was struck while driving through an intersection, police said