Law Enforcement and Field Training: The Evolution of a Decades-Old Process for Modern Departments
May 13, 2019
Professions, Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Community & Culture, Professionalism, Training
Borne from a bureaucratic personnel issue turned tragedy, the San Jose Police Department’s “Field Training Plans” are arguably the most influential addition to industry training protocol in half a century—and undoubtedly the most widespread. Using their Field Training and Evaluation Program as a starting point, this paper will discuss the practice, its influence, and the positive impact technology can have in its continued evolution.