During this season of budget constraints for nearly all law enforcement agencies, the temptation to slash training budgets will be strong. Training is an investment in personnel vs. expenditure. An effective personnel training program protects departments from frivolous lawsuits. Appropriate training also keeps officers safe, a paramount concern, and ensures that the job is done right the first time. Police administrators may only achieve these goals by placing a priority on training. The challenge is to prepare officers for tomorrow at a time when we do not know what tomorrow may bring.
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