Municipal police in Prince Edward Island are now required to take regular retraining to make sure their skills are up to date, the province announced Tuesday.
Eric Fiander, the deputy director at the Atlantic Police Academy, said that while police cadets get intensive training at the academy, some are not regularly using their skills.
“Courses such as handcuffing, use of force, takedowns, the range Taser, those sorts of things, they’re perishable skills,” he told CBC News.
“If you don’t use it, you lose it.”
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