Is your police agency grappling with how to effectively train its personnel? A recent news report by 19 KYTX in Texas analyzed the issue many law enforcement agencies in the Lone Star State are facing.
Lonny Wilder, who is TargetSolutions’ VP of Public Safety, was interviewed for the special feature to discuss several incidents that have brought scrutiny to various departments and how training helps achieve better results. Investigations into the departments’ training have been conducted as a result of these incidents.
“It only takes one incident for the public to rise up and say, ‘gee, we need more training for these guys,’ ” Wilder said. “And I think that is happening with more frequency.”
Every two years, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement requires officers to complete 40 hours of continuing education. It is left to the department to determine what type of training is completed. With TargetSolutions, law enforcement departments can access more than 240 training courses that are accepted by TCOLE.
“Every decision they (police) make from moment they get out of that car, is absolutely critical,” Wilder said. “The training of law enforcement officers is critical and vital, not just for their continuing education and certification, but also for their safety and for well-being of the community at large that they serve.”
If you would like more information on TargetSolutions’ online police training in Texas, please click here or contact us at (800) 840-8048.