Desirable Difficulties in Training Improve Skill Retention

This article was originally published in the summer 2022 issue of The Tactical Edge, the professional journal of the National Tactical Officers Association, and is reprinted with permission. For membership information, visit https://www.ntoa.org/membership/ Law enforcement requires many skills — motor, perceptual, cognitive, decision-making — which improve and are retained with training, and deteriorate without it. When refresher training...
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U.S. Marshals Become Leader in Modern Police Training

In April of 2022, Dr. Bill Lewinski, executive director at Force Science, was invited to Mesa, Arizona, to evaluate the U.S. Marshals’ latest High-Risk Fugitive Apprehension – Human Performance training. Dr. Lewinski was not disappointed, “The Marshals’ training was exceptional. They’re not only building excellent tactical officers, they are using the latest evidence-based learning strategies...
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Force Science Achieves National Certification and International Recognition

In 2015, the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) began the National Certification Program for law enforcement continuing education. In partnership with 36 states, IADLEST employs more than 200 experts to review and validate proposed law enforcement training. With certification standards that exceed individual state requirements, IADLEST-certified training has been...
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