Sunday, September 14, 2014


New York Police are going to have three days of use of force training per year, to include verbal, and other non-firearms techniques.  There is much agencies can do to train their people that costs little or nothing.

All firearms training should include other techniques.  Verbal commands along with shooting, such as "drop the weapon" are helpful.  Use a bag to practice baton techniques and then shoot, both to practice the baton and to see how tired an officer is when he has been using a baton for thirty seconds.

At roll call supervisors can provide a short training session.  Large agencies can make DVDs or on line training available for each location to use, they only need to be five or ten minutes long.  Officers attendance should be documented so the agency can insure everyone gets the training; that's what the SGT Says.

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