As you know by now, since its inception in 2000 under the leadership of ADM Siler (former USCG Commandant), the Academy has been an institution with no walls, exporting all of its instructor-led training to the bays, rivers, lakes, harbors, and coastline of the United States (and internationally), so that agencies and officers can receive their training in their area of operations, on their boats, and alongside their local partners. Understanding the increased challenges to t
Last week we talked about how it was “Time to Take This Outside ”, as it relates to your traditional instructor-led training (ILT), and why public safety agencies, companies, and organizations all across the country need to look now at alternative ways to not only meet their training requirements, but enhance them (see the whole article by clicking here.) Let’s talk about the “How,” and more importantly, how to do it for free.
We talked about why this is an important step,
Taking your Instructor-Led Academy, In-Service, Mandatory and other Training 'Outside-the-Box' and Go Online One thing that the current times have taught us is that we must get more adaptive and flexible with our training. This has been magnified in the Coronavirus of 2020, as an entire country has had to adjust to remote workforces. It is time to take this outside - outside the box. The need to go "mobile" and outside our Instructor-Led Training (ILT) that lives inside the "
COVID-19 has resulted in a global pandemic with cities in lockdown and local, state, and national governments being placed in crisis mode. Now, our cloud-native existence, our connection to the Internet of Things and to operational applications is being stress-tested as workers in many industries are faced with the challenge of working from home. The maritime industry being one of the them, as well as public safety, educational institutions and others. Here are some questions
As the seriousness of the Coronavirus magnifies, the effect reaches all of us. Especially in public safety, where we must continue to do the work that is essential to the safety and security of our families, our communities and our country. As we shut down many functions all around us, one of the big impact areas is training. Things that we scheduled months, even years in advance, are now put on an indefinite hold. And training of our people is vital to our abilities to prote
The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) has been working with its state and local law enforcement partners nationally to better integrate their efforts into the larger maritime community. This collaboration revealed the need for training to expose state and local law enforcement analysts and officers to the intricacies of the maritime shipping industry. In response to that need, NMIO, with production assistance from the National Maritime Law Enforcement A
While a new instructor at the Police Academy, I was beyond excited to be in this new roll. I was excited about the ability to impact officers lives and the lives of the ones we are sworn to protect. I was going to provide the best firearms training I could, no matter the cost. After a short time of learning the lay of the land, I jumped in with both feet. Not at all paying attention to the toes of others I may be stepping on. (Blog for another time.) What I quickly realized w