Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Safe Training

When training use of force options using simulated weapons, it is imperative that the officers don't have real weapons on them.  At first officers should be instructed to remove all weapons and put them in a safe place, locker, car truck or other secure location.

Officers should be reminded of all weapons, pepper spray, baton, duty handgun, back up weapons, knives and any other weapons they have.  Officers often forget about knives and even back up weapons.

When officers return from lunch the entire process needs to be repeated.  Even individuals who leave the clean area for any reason need to be rechecked.  It's also a good practice to do a cursory search for weapons as well.  Every year, it seems we kill one of our own in a training exercise, and that's just wrong; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

All my classes include a review of safety and use of force policies.

Mike Creek said...