This how-to guide covers every aspect of law enforcement training, from training academy administration, to designing curricula, to identifying and utilizing qualified instructors. Using the latest methodologies, technologies, and best practices, Training Law Enforcement Officers gives law enforcement administrators, training specialists, instructors, instructional systems designers, and academy directors a proven way to conduct training for all levels of practitioners, from basic law enforcement to high-risk law enforcement.
At a time when scrutiny of law enforcement officers is on the rise, Training Law Enforcement Officers is an essential guide for those criminal justice practitioners seeking to minimize police error and make today’s police force the best that it can be.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Conditions for the Transfer of Training. The Realities of Training. 70:20:10 Training. Human Performance Technology and Law. Enforcement Training. Learning vs. Performance. Conditions of Training. Determining If There Is a Need. Learner Analysis. The Power of Checklists. Conclusion. Cognitive Load Theory. The Brain under Stress and/or Pressure. Training for Pressure Situations. The Law Enforcement Mindset. Section One. Life at the Academy. SWOT. Law Enforcement Ethics Training. Section Two. Developing the Training Staff. Section Three. Curriculum Development. Cognitive Test Development. Focus on Officers' Performance. Field Training and Training Transfer. Distance Training. High RIsk Training. Learning Management System.