Use Of Force Training Should Not Be One Size Fits All

Great article from Spartan Cops on use of force training that makes sense.


A lot of departmental use of force training is one size fits all.

Uniform training

It generally will consist of basic firearms training and defensive tactics training in the academy along with some decision making training which will include shoot/don’t shoot scenarios.

After they graduate from the academy, departments provide in-service training such as firearm qualifications once or twice a year and a defensive tactics recertification once every year or once every few years.

In recent years, more progressive departments have added active shooter training and some force on force training with Simunition F/X cartridges.

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