Friday, August 3, 2012

Police Role Playing Revisited

Yesterday I had an opportunity to help as a role-player for the training of two new police officers. Once again, I got to play the bad guy and ended up being cuffed although I tried to talk my way out of it. The new officers go through many weeks of class training, but it’s the “hands on” exercises that really help solidify what they’ve learned. They can study all day, but when a suspect with blood on his hand tries to say he’s only a refrigerator repairman while a woman is screaming in the bathroom, that’s when they have to take action. The trainers critiqued what they did. The new officers will remember the mistakes they made and not repeat them. And as a by-product, I learned a heck of a lot as well

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