Comments on training

Chuck Haggard of Agile/ Training and Consulting was one of my expert witnesses at my trial. Chuck is a Good Man, and a genuinely decent person.

He recently went on the OffDuty/OnDuty Podcast and mentioned my case.

Tactical Wire did a summation here, if you don’t want to listen to the whole thing.

While I am still furious over the whole prosecution, Chuck mentions issues with training in current law enforcement agencies which should have everyone concerned.

Read the summation, then go listen to the whole podcast — you may learn things you didn’t know.


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6 thoughts on “Comments on training”

  1. Have not heard the podcast, just read the summation.

    That said, as an ex-leo I can attest to how sparse the training in beyound “hit the target”. (a long time ago, in a place no where near where I am now.)

    It’s been more than a moment since those days, but I recall only a few exercises in moving, shooting around barriers, and off-hand shooting. But nothing that involved senerios with other live bodies.

    I always wished we could have had something like a Hogan’s Alley (or that danger room they used in MiB)

  2. He’s right. I remember one year, it was Koga system straight batons; next, it was PR-24s and an aikido-based empty hand system; next, it was 36 inch riot batons; next, it was PPCT speed-stick and empty hand; next, it was ASPs and BJJ grappling… We Not only did the front office give us only one to two days of transition, we never stuck with one baton or DT system long enough for anyone to even try to get proficient on their own. And, of course, the policy specified that, “…Only Department-approved tactics and techniques are authorized for use…”

    Glad I left before they threw me over the rail.

  3. Ok. I am confused. I don’t do facespace or twinkle or what ever anti social media is the system de jour. What did they try to do to our beloved Lawdog in a court of law? I’ve seen a few references from this podcast for example about something happening to him. Loyal Fans would like to know.
    Capt Quack.

  4. I got spoiled growing up: Dad was a LEO in Oklahoma, and most of the other officers I was around were either from small towns, liked to hunt and shoot, or both, so they knew what they were doing.

    Fast-forward to finding out just how many people with badges and guns only practiced enough, just before qualifications, to pass, and then left the gun alone for the next year. And listening to range personnel talk about what some officer had done.

    Seems like a lot of agencies care only about that qualification, not if they can actually shoot worth a damn. The latter would require more actual training, and that costs money.

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