I believe whole-heartedly that our profession will benefit from the new methods and innovative ideas provided in Police Instructor – I am confident of that – but I would not insult you or any other instructor by saying I know your audience better than you do. No one can assure you that a certain activity or technique will work every time. If someone says otherwise, they are selling you a bottle of snake oil. If a particular method does not work for you – stop using it or change it for your class.
I wrote this book for law enforcers who train law enforcers, and I am not interested in being politically correct. If you are not a law enforcer, police instructor, or someone with a real connection to the world of law enforcement, this book may offend you. It is deeply opinionated, painfully honest, and personal. If you do not like hearing the truth, this book may not be for you - I recommend you go with fiction.
I have included examples of how I do things behind the scenes and in the classroom; however, like the making of hotdogs, not everyone wants to see how it’s done. You probably will not like and use every one of the suggestions, but you will find many of them compelling if you train cops or cadets.
Get a glimpse into the train-the-trainer program that will provide the tools your instructors need to create student-centered classes.
“Just as police officers are the barbed wire that protects the sheep from the wolves, police instructors are the posts that provide them with a foundation of strength.”
“Your book was an overwhelming success for our Florida General Instructor Techniques Course… Our intention was to give the book to all students upon the completion of the training. However, the instructor felt it would be more beneficial to refer to the book throughout the 64 hour course. We will continue to provide your book to our new instructors…”
~Don Ruminer, Advanced & Specialized Training, Pasco-Hernando Community College, FL