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Field Training

When the game, the show, or lives are on the line what does it take to consistently perform at your best?  This is a question that continues to come into focus for public safety agencies around the country. It’s natural to imagine what we “want” to do in that critical moment, but how do you make the jump from dream to reality?  Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan used to spend hours practicing his 3 pointers each one like the game was on the line. (ESPN) Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen gives credit to his mentor, fellow musician Pete Seeger for much of his success. Michael Jordan and Bruce Springsteen didn’t get to where they were in their careers by learning from a book or doing it alone. Springsteen had to learn from others and Jordan had to shoot like his opponent was pressuring him.

It’s always nice when you can compare your FTO, CTO or other training program with that of different agencies.  There is no need to reinvent the wheel, but you want to make sure the approach to training is a modern and applicable one.  Below you will find a list of different training manuals and what category they fall under.  We hope this will help you make adjustments to your program or serve as a resource to create one!

In a previous post, we listed 5 ways FTO software can improve your field training program.  Although there are benefits and improvements a quality software can provide for your program, there are certain aspects of a Field Training that software cannot control.  Below are a...

Tomorrow, Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 will be released, but it didn’t happen overnight.   Enterprise level software requires planning and work years in advance.  This particular iteration of the Windows operating system started development back in 2011.  

With that in mind, we have started to look at what the next few years might hold for software in our industry. Modern software development is rightfully focused on the user experience delivering the outcomes of ease of use, consistency and quality, and real-time information in new ways.    

The days of filling out your case reports on paper and handing in your tickets at the end of the shift are long gone or soon will be.  The 21st century is here, and the digital revolution is hitting public safety at full force.  As your agency and others continue to go paperless with much of their operations, often times the field training program is left out.  Pen and paper (or Word templates that get printed out to retain their signatures) means some agencies are still far away from those paperless dreams.