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Policing has come under great scrutiny due to many unfortunate events and encounters. It’s become a hot topic in politics, and public confidence in police officers has significantly declined. So how can police departments strengthen public trust and ensure that their officers reflect an agency with ethical core values? Let’s consider changing the way new recruits are trained. Training Culture Now Most law enforcement agencies resemble military culture. They likely have a rank structure, a clearly defined chain of command, and, sometimes, a requirement for officers to operate in a command and control environment. So it should come as no surprise that the existing training curriculum and exercises for recruits closely resemble military training. It’s been this way for decades, but is it necessarily the best way now? Many educators believe that the new recruits will model the same behaviors that were displayed by their superiors during training. If their […]
Technology is constantly evolving, and that means what worked a few years ago may not be the best option now. How is your department handling technology advancements? Is the department still relying on old technology without a solid plan for upgrading? Take a look at these five steps to technology planning. Step 1: Assess Your Resources Before you can go forward, you need to evaluate where you are now. What resources do you currently have in place? How well is it working? How do your current resources fall short? Who does your department rely on for technology? Evaluate every aspect of your department’s technology. In doing so, you can avoid buying redundant or incompatible technologies. It also helps you determine if the technology you currently use is obsolete. Step 2: Define Department’s Needs Why does your department need technology? What will technology help you accomplish that you can’t do right […]
MdE, Inc. is proud to be participating in the 2021 International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference. Come visit us at booth #239 Tuesday, March 23, and Wednesday, March 24. Find out how MdE can help your department track training, assets, performance evaluations, and more! What is the ILEETA Conference? ILEETA is an organization that is committed to the reduction of law enforcement risk through the enhancement of training for criminal justice practitioners. They hold an annual conference that is filled with training for things such as: The use of force Officer survival Defensive tactics Instructor development …and more!
Health, wellness, and fitness are important for everyone, and especially for first responders. Your job as a first responder is demanding and can take a toll on your overall health, so your health is a priority. Take a look at some of the ways wellness and fitness programs can benefit you: Manage Stress Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders have difficult jobs. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed due to the situations you face on a daily basis. Regular exercise can help first responders alleviate stress; there are countless articles to the benefits to stress reduction. Exercise can even help reduce symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Improve Overall Health As a first responder, your overall health is important. Your job requires an enormous amount of physical and mental strength. Staying in shape will help combat obesity, diabetes, and other illnesses. It will also help manage […]