Providing officers with ongoing training should be an essential component of any law enforcement agency, regardless of budgetary, staffing, resources, or cultural constraints. Fortunately, there are a wide array of training options that can meet any department's requirements.
In this overview, we take a look at the main topics detailed in this whitepaper for law enforcement agencies on meeting today's police training needs.
Reinforcing mission-critical skills with ongoing training enables officers to repeatedly practice essential and special exercises to improve or maintain performance and proficiency. The rise in multi-million dollar settlements and law enforcement scrutiny around officer training shines a spotlight on the importance of investing in training that meets today's policing needs. Crucial training, which is often overlooked, is mainly due to one of the following three reasons:
Can your department afford not to invest in a best-in-class training program?
Policing is an ever-evolving profession that requires ongoing training to keep up with changing conditions. Put these training tips into action at your department to help foster officer buy-in of ongoing training:
Develop your FTO program to reflect real-world scenarios your officers face over theoretical situations to reinforce skillsets that will help your officers make better decisions in the field, including:
Supplementing classroom training with online training, like Vector Solutions' 250+ law enforcement training courses available on the Vector LMS training platform, allows officers to learn at their own pace without compromising coverage or complicating scheduling.
The right training technology can help take officer training to the next level, enabling your department to:
And as technology continues to evolve, systems like computer simulators and virtual reality also become more accessible for departments to incorporate into their training program.
Read the whitepaper to get the details behind five of the most relevant training best practices for today's law enforcement agencies:
It's not about finding the "best" training option but the right training option for your department's unique needs. Keep these considerations in mind when choosing a training program for your department:
Officers can never have enough relevant training. See how Vector Solutions' integrated technology can help law enforcement departments like yours meet today's training and FTO management needs.