How to develop a fire service UAS training program
A UAS training program must address evolving regulations, expanding use of UAS in the fire service and gaining public support for fire department drone operations. Read more at: Fire Rescue 1
A Civil Servant’s Perspective on the FAA Reauthorization Act
The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 was signed by the President of the United States and became public law on October 5, 2018. The bill addresses many concerns associated with the Unmanned Aircraft System’s (UAS) community but left just as many questions. As a legislative point of order, the bill as written creates several challenges for Public Safety entities, as well as recreational flyers. Like all bills, the document is subject to interpretation and the final meaning of the words on the document will not be fully understood until it has survived judiciary challenges. Case in point, the FAA legal opinion for the 2012 version was shot down on several fronts when met by the scrutiny of the courts. Continue reading at: Interdrone
How to develop a police UAS training program
A UAS training program must address evolving regulations, expanding use of UAS in law enforcement and gaining public support for police drone operations
Developing an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training program for public safety presents both technical and tactical challenges. A comprehensive training program must address
- Evolving regulations for the use of UAS;
- Expanding roles for police deployment of UAS;
- Creating public approbation for drone operations;
- Ensuring safety – a critical element highlighted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – is infused into training.
Read more at: Police One
What Happened to Public Trust? An Examination of Outcome-Based Strategies to Enhance Ethical Policing
In Santa Ana, California, police served a search warrant on a marijuana dispensary that was operating improperly. After the business had been cleared of patrons and workers, a video surveillance system captured a police officer saying, “I was about to kick her in her (expletive) nub,” referring to an amputee in a wheelchair who was caught in the raid. No one is exempt from those momentary lapses when idiotic, emotionally driven internal thoughts are verbalized during private contextual moments; however, after watching this video, members of the public are left wondering how officers can get to such a point in their career. This is just one of many instances reported by the media that contribute to the strain in the important relationship between police and the communities they serve. Commentators might offer that the more than 929,000 U.S. police officers serving the country are overwhelmingly professional and caring and that the force applications depicted in the news are almost always lawful; nonetheless, the politics on these issues are convoluted and run the full spectrum of views. However, all can agree that meaningful strategies are needed to restore public trust in law enforcement. – Continue reading at Police Chief Magazine (page 36)
The 85 Percent Rule: Effective Outcome-Based Instruction
Congratulations to all of the educators who have begun the shift from the narcissistic instructor-centered teaching style to a proven practice that acknowledges the experiential and cognitive worth of students, individually and collectively. For instructors and leaders to truly effect change, they must begin with the outcome-based goal of teaching; to transfer knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) accomplished by utilizing the science of how people learn. The instructional concept of the “Eighty-Five Percent Rule” is offered as a means to that end. Simply put, an accomplished facilitator should be able to extract 85% of the course content directly from the students by asking questions that stimulate deep critical thinking and foster dynamic discussion and reasoning. Additional questioning using the Socratic Method more deeply instill student understanding. Read More
More about the 85% Rule©:
- 85% Rule for Multi-Generational (HRdive.com)
- 85% Rule (Elearning.com)
- 85% Rule (Spillman.com)
- 85% Rule (Police Chief Magazine)
- Experts on 85% Rule
“What do you Mean I’m Wrong?” A Principle to Live By
A common belief held by top athletes is that they always have room for improvement. They shun the notion that “they have arrived.” This compels them to aggressively challenge themselves in the relentless pursuit of improved performance. They often pay exorbitant amounts of money to specialized coaches who nit-pick their slightest flaw. They actually pay to be criticized.
Paying someone to criticize your work might seem like a sure way to destroy your confidence and motivation. But when we carefully examine this approach we realize that it actually increases confidence and motivation over time. It’s called “The Principle of Improvement.”It is a way of conducting every aspect of your life with an honest, evaluating look inward. It is coming to grips with the fact that there is always a better way, that there will always be someone better than you, if not today then sometime in the future – all records will be broken. [Continue Reading]
NG911: Preparing public safety dispatchers for the future – Now is the time to prepare elements such as peer support and employee assistance programs for the specific impact NG911 may have on dispatchers.
Public safety dispatching is in a constant state of evolution in the face of advancing technologies. Where 911 calls were once entered via cards on conveyer belts and voice dispatched on large blinking consoles, now in their place are Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) consoles, mouse-driven screens, and wireless headsets.
The Next Generation of 911 (NG911) is a term that encompasses the coming technology as it relates to the electronic systems and technologies that are utilized as part of public safety dispatching.
NG911 has often been described as a black cloud of ambiguity hanging over public safety because no one knows what exact NG911 technologies the future will hold. As a result, there is currently little training for dispatchers specifically on the potential impact of NG911. [Continue Reading at PoliceOne]