Lexipol Releases Annual Law Enforcement Training Topic Report

Agencies using Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program had access to more than 360 unique law enforcement training bulletins last year, covering topics ranging from tattoos to active-shooter response.

A new report from Lexipol provides details on the topics covered in the training program, which is available to all Lexipol client agencies. DTBs use a proven system of realistic and verifiable training to expose officers to an agency’s policies and help them apply policy to real-world situations.

Field Investigations topped the list of topics in 2016, accounting for 28% of the total DTBs. This category covers subtopics such as Report Preparation, Community Policing, Interacting with the Mentally Ill/Disabled, and Racial/Bias-Based Policing.

Not surprisingly, the second highest category was Personnel, covering topics ranging from Leadership/Supervisory Responsibility to Overtime. Use of Force was the third highest category, although use of force concepts permeate many law enforcement operations, so the breakdown under-represents how often use of force concepts are covered in the DTBs.

The following chart shows the breakdown of main topics:Law enforcement training - Lexipol“The DTBs correspond with the topics covered in the Lexipol Law Enforcement Policy Manual,” says Don Weaver, Training Director for Lexipol. “In 2016 our goal was to cover each policy at least once, and then to focus additional training in areas where we believe the most risk exists to officers and agencies, such as use of force.”

These broad topics sometimes obscure the specific issues officers are training on through the DTB program. “We also take into consideration current events and emerging trends,” Weaver says. In 2016, the DTB program also touched on topics such as:
• Implicit bias
• Human factors
• De-policing (officer disengagement)
• Body cameras
• Managing officer jeopardy
• Police/community relations

Below 100 is also a big focus area for DTB training. Since December of 2010, Lexipol has published more than 150 unique DTBs on Below 100, helping officers apply the 5 Tenets of Below 100 with the goal of improving safety.

To access the complete listing of 2016 topics, click here [Lexipol customer access only].

Lexipol’s Law Enforcement Policy Manual and Daily Training Bulletin Service provides comprehensive, best practice policies backed by real-world, scenario-based training. Contact us today for more information or to request a free demo.

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