Agency policy relating to vehicle pursuits topped the list of training topics covered in Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program in 2019. Vehicle pursuits are one of the riskiest activities for law enforcement personnel, exposing innocent citizens, law enforcement officers and fleeing suspects to potential injury and death. Add in factors such as adverse weather, darkness, unpredictable behavior by other drivers and pedestrians, and emotional and mental stress, and you have a perfect recipe for potential tragedy. For this reason, frequent training is essential.
Agencies using Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program had access to 360 unique law enforcement training bulletins covering vehicle pursuits and other topics last year, providing a total of 12 hours of training. Many states provide POST credit for completion of the DTBs.
The 2019 summary report from Lexipol organizes training topics into 14 main categories and more than 130 subtopics. The top three main categories were Field Investigations, Personnel, and Vehicle Operations. The top subtopics were:
- Pursuit Policy
- Deadly Force Application
- Reasonableness (as it relates to use of force)
- Conducted Energy Device/TASER
- Injury/Illness Prevention/PPE
- Training/FTO Program
- Disciplinary Action
- Crisis Intervention
- Complaints/Admin. Investigations
DTBs use a proven system of solid, realistic, ongoing and verifiable training to help personnel learn to apply their agency’s policies and improve their real-world decision making. These brief, scenario-based lessons are authored by Lexipol’s Training Team and enhance officer understanding and retention of policies.
“Our Law Enforcement Team consists of current and former law enforcement officers, instructors and administrators, so they have a wealth of practical knowledge relating to critical topics,” says Don Weaver, Vice President of Policy and Learning Content for Lexipol. “We combine that practical knowledge with the legal and legislative requirements that guide law enforcement operations to create training that reflects the real world.”
Many DTBs are inspired by current events. In 2019, as in years past, scenarios based on media accounts and court decisions were used to create bulletins to train officers to interpret and apply policy.
To access the complete listing of 2019 topics, click here.