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Training and Tools to Serve the Line officer By David cid, Executive Director, Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, oklahoma city, oklahoma T he Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism’s (MIPT) Information Collection on Patrol (InCOP) improves the information collection skills of the most important collector in a police department: the line officer. Through the Hypervigilance on Patrol process, a unique and powerful way of scanning the patrol environment, MIPT gives officers the tools they need to become exceptional collectors and to be dominant in their Continued from page 68 takes. When you look at the plots, the plotters, the planning, and even the building of the bombs in some cases, it hasn’t happened in New York or Washington, D.C. It has happened in small towns outside of Denver; it has happened in small towns in Connecticut and rural parts of Illinois. Just because the biggest targets might not be in your area of operation, that doesn’t mean the threat might not be lurking there, even if the target is somewhere else. v area of thought, influence, and action. By using a two-minute interview technique, law enforcement officers can turn every interaction into a collection opportunity. The underlying assumptions of MIPT training follow: 1. The local intelligence base is the bedrock of the national intelligence architecture. 2. The uniformed officer is the first collector. 3. Training that improves information collection broadly “lifts all boats,” with enhanced outcomes across all crime problems. 4. Training the entire cadre of uniformed officers creates a culture of information collection and sharing. 5. Training designed to address department-specific crimes problems has a greater impact upon behavior than generic training. InCOP measures success by an increase in the quality and quantity of line officer reporting and a more holistic view of the jurisdiction that enhances the implementation of community policing. InCOP workshops are delivered with minimal disruption to ongoing opera- tions, with delivery models that include integration into a department’s in-service training cycle and at roll call or other models suited to the department’s training process. Further the workshops are customized to the agency using a comprehensive assessment guide and with the agency as a training partner. To ensure trainers are conversant with the departmental culture, policies, and procedures, the MIPT Train-the-Trainer program recruits trusted, experienced alumni or qualified departmental staff who have the confidence of leadership, the respect of their peers, subject matter expertise, and a talent for training. Included in this training is the role of the line officer in the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. MIPT is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a Department of Justice– certified training partner. All costs of the training are absorbed by the MIPT. For information, call David Cid, executive director, at 405-278-6316, or e-mail at MIPT is a DHS-funded nonprofit police training center. v Andrew Grenade, B.S. Applied Science-Criminal Justice, ‘09 Earn your degree online! These fully online programs allow you learn . . .when and where it works for you. Bachelor’s Degrees Criminology, B.A. Information Technology, B.S. Applied Science, B.S. with concentrations in: l Criminal Justice l General Business l Information Technology l Industrial Operations Post-Bachelor’s Certificates Information Technology Professional (30 credit hours) Information Technology Management (15 credit hours) Apply now and start this Spring! 863.667.7058 It’s you! 70 THE POLICE CHIEF/NOVEMBER 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Police Chief - November 2010

The Police Chief - November 2010
President’s Message: The Year Ahead
Legislative Alert: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Sustain Federal Government
IACP Foundation: Law Enforcement Leaders Learn, with a Corporate Twist
Chief’s Counsel: Legal Training and Concerns for Conducted Energy Weapons
Advances & Applications
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute: A Bellwether for Leadership Training in Florida
Training for Face-to-Face Encounters
Beyond Survival toward Officer Wellness (BeSTOW): Targeting Law Enforcement Training
New Members
Product Update
Transforming a Police Agency by Connecting Training, Performance, and Assessment to Promotion
The Field Training Experience: Perspectives of Field Training Officers and Trainees
Tips for Training with a Firearms Simulator
Survey: The Status of Field Training
Nine-Week Army Program Provides Civilian Police Force Training
Educational Programs for Fusion Center Directors
Training and Tools to Serve the Line Officer
Technology Talk
Index to Advertisers
Highway Safety Initiatives

The Police Chief - November 2010