Category Archives: Training Insights

Marines Testing World’s Smallest Drone

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The tiniest drone doesn’t look like much. It weighs less than a mouse, looks like a miniature helicopter, and is operated by what looks like a Wii controller and a tablet. But it’s no toy – these mighty little drones come equipped with day or night-vision cameras and could soon be deployed with Marine Corps rifle […]

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What Does It Take to Make a Great Team?

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Google is one of the most successful companies in history.  It got there in part by optimizing its personnel and how they work together to innovate and be efficient. But even Google wasn’t sure what makes a team great.  They finally engaged a researcher with Harvard and Yale credentials to research what made some teams […]

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NYC Firefighters Add Drones

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NYC firefighters now have a little tool to battle big fires: fire-engine red drones with high-tech cameras. Weighing only 8 pounds, drones can go where helicopters would never maneuver, reaching higher than ladders and seeing more than watch towers.  Read the full story in the New York Times. These drones are far more sophisticated than […]

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Community Policing Builds Trust Through Training, Engagement

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Police departments are seeing results when they move towards community policing models, even in areas that have previously been hotbeds of strife. Los Angeles was once the epicenter of police-citizen conflict. But after 15 years of training their officers and management to work with communities, they are seeing tangible, real results. Police-community relations in cities […]

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Firefighter Training Programs: Do the Skill or Do the Drill

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Firefighter training never ends — every department has some kind of drill night or muster to keep up with new equipment, OSHA changes, new protocols, or state and federal requirements.  The goal is to increase personnel safety and effectiveness.   But how effective are these programs?  It’s easy for firefighter training to become repetitive, too […]

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Atlanta, GE Partner to Improve Police Training

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GE is investing $1 million into police training as part of Atlanta’s initiative to address community policing concerns.   The goal is to train police officers in leadership and culture changes. Atlanta already committed to spend $2 million on police body protection and $5.6 million on body cameras for every officer. The GE grant will […]

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Upcoming Webinars

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Join Lieutenant Travis Adams as he discusses how the Mason County Sheriff’s Office raised its ability to effectively oversee and manage officer training, certifications, and qualifications while reducing administrative burden and lowering overall costs.  As a leader in adapting to process improvements and efficiencies through the use of technology, officials within the 110-member Mason County […]

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Motorola Grants $3.45M to Police-Community Relations

Motorola is supporting a program to improve training for first responders and community relations between police and citizens.  The program was developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and is being implemented at three pilot sites. The IACP program features an innovative approach that helps build trust between law enforcement agencies and […]

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International Association Chiefs of Police Conference

The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year — more than 14,000 public safety professionals attend to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge and careers and equip their department for ongoing success. If you plan on attending, stop by and see us, or contact us now to set […]

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Marine Law Enforcement Conference

Come see us at the upcoming Marine Law Enforcement Conference, September 20-22 in Everett, WA. We will be demonstrating how ASMi can help streamline your workforce readiness through easy training, testing and certification management. The 28th Annual Marine Law Enforcement Conference is a program designed to support continuing education and training, information sharing and technology […]

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WASPC 2016

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With ASMi, you can deliver visibility into your human capital to limit liability, inform decision support, and raise mission focus. ASMi integrates the training and certification processes into a coherent personnel readiness dashboard equipped to measure and manage personnel readiness more effectively.    

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Police recruiting shortages

A recent Fox News report puts a spotlight on yet another challenge facing law enforcement in this country: recruiting shortages. According to the report, shortages are based on “a growing anti-cop mood that some fear has taken the pride out of peacekeeping and put targets on the backs of the men and women in blue.” […]

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