COS Academy Uses High Tech Training

September 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If they have an accident, this is the place to have it,” said Larry McLaughlin, coordinator of the Advanced Officer Training program. “This is the place to make mistakes, not out in the field where they can be hurt or worse.”

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Below 100 “Train the Trainer” Little Rock, AR

August 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We are partnering with Law Officer Magazine and Warrior Missions to put on a Below 100 “Train the Trainer” Course in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 7, 2011.

Do not miss this opportunity to provide immediate resources to your agency that will save lives.  This training is endorsed by ODMP and COPS.

You can register for this free event here.

EVOC 101 Web Presentation

August 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Several months ago I was asked to conduct a webinar on internet based learning and how that applies to EVOC.  I discussed a product called EVOC 101 Web.

I want to be clear that I did this webinar and did not receive compensation.  This is not a “paid for” advertisement but it was based on my experience with the product.  I believe it compliments traditonal EVOC training.  The video of that webinar is below.

Police Use Simulator For Driving Skills

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CHAMPAIGN — It may have been sunny and 86 degrees outside but inside a recreational vehicle on the parking lot at the Champaign police department, officers were enduring rain, snow, ice, blown tires and all other kinds of nasty conditions Thursday.

All this week, officers have been using a mobile driver training simulator designed to sharpen their driving and decision-making skills under stressful circumstances.

“It’s a video game on steroids,” said Sgt. Jim Clark, training coordinator for the department.

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Cullman Police Train In PIT

July 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DODGE CITY — Using a calm tone, Lt. Gene Bates gave instructions to a young patrol officer with the Cullman Police Department.

“Hold your speed. Now ease a little bit closer,” Bates instructed.

Then the excitement kicked in.

“Hook him,” Bates said.

And hook the young officer did — sending the vehicle he was tailing into a 180-degree spin as its tires screeched across the asphalt.

Just like that, a successful PIT maneuver had been executed, and a demonstrated car chase quickly came to a safe halt.

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Alabama To Build First Vehicle Operation Training Center In State

July 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

State and city officials broke ground Friday on what is expected to be a hub of law enforcement training in the state and possibly the region.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Emergency Vehicle Operation Center will be on about 500 acres off U.S. 80 near the Montgomery Police Department’s firing range.

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Below 100: Wear Your Belt

July 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Below 100 Course Huge Success

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The first Below 100 “Train the Trainer” was hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 14th and the positive comments continue to come in from those that attended.

An instructor from Mississippi e-mailed this shortly after the class:  “…one of the most powerful seminars I have ever attended.”

Why is PDI behind this initiative?  Here are the core tenants of the campaign.

1. Wear Your Seatbelt | 2. Watch Your Speed | 3. Wear Your Vest
4. WIN-What’s Important Now? | 5. Remember: Complacency Kills!

As you can see, driving plays a huge role in reducing line of duty deaths to below 100 each year.  I have said for some time that when we start to believe that this can happen, it WILL happen.  After the training, over 100 instructors started to believe.  According to Instructor Jeff Crow, it was “the most significant training that you can provide.” You can view some of their comments below.

Autobahn teacher trains police with racing know-how

July 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

JOLIET — It’s easy for any motorist to envy Tony Kester. He gets to tell the cops how they should drive.

Kester instructed officers in law enforcement defensive driving, a Tri-River Police Training course last week at Joliet’s Autobahn Country Club.

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Register Now For Below 100 In Charlotte

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A free Train the Trainer course in Below 100 is scheduled for July 14th in Charlotte, North Carolina.

You can register here.

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