Reported Solutions to Training Obstacles

Online Training / Use of Technology (8/45)

  • Yes, on line training is an asset, it eliminates over time officers can do training individually while working their tours and can stop and respond to calls as needed without losing time in completing the course and return to where they left off.

  • More online training options.

  • More web-based training that is concise and broken down into time manageable modules that can be accessed during any shift.

  • No, unless you go virtual.

  • Use technology as much as possible to maximize results.

  • Combine online with face to face training

  • Online. But can’t do hands on skills online.

  • Virtual training is the route we are going. Officers can attend and complete training from their patrol vehicles. I do believe there is quality loss in this method but it's the most efficient and least disruptive method.

Host Training (4/45)

  • Maintain more "in house" standards & defined agency specific training, coupled w/ hosting courses to obtain "free" slots

  • We seek out training that is local to reduce travel expenses. We also try to host training and make use of the complimentary seats.

  • find quality low cost training to host in our city.

  • Host training to get free spots if you can which venders usually offer.

Grants (5/45)

  • Grants and requesting additional budget funds or increasing internal training abilities or shared services with local departments

  • State to completely fund mandates. License & maintenance fee accountability. Improve grant funding at the local level typically available to State & County levels.

  • State And Federal grants.

  • Grant-funding.

  • Grants through outside agencies budgeting through budget time

Cost Sharing (5/45)

  • Cost sharing with regional agencies

  • Maintain more "in house" standards & defined agency specific training, coupled w/ hosting courses to obtain "free" slots

  • have a greater number of "localized training" where a local dept could "sponsor" the training, by providing the local facility and inviting surrounding agencies to participate.

  • Grants and requesting additional budget funds or increasing internal training abilities or shared services with local departments

  • State of Maine have training districts that help to offset costs for PD's and provide locations for training that is helpful.

In-House Training (5/45)

  • Maintain more "in house" standards & defined agency specific training, coupled w/ hosting courses to obtain "free" slots

  • In house instructors.

  • Our department sends officers to train the trainer classes. We developed our own active shooter training and have access to free training from the state.

  • Keep core training in-house.

Other (7/45)

  • Hire more personnel.

  • We try to find a balance, between online, out of state, out of office, and academy training.

  • Department Vehicle if available. Holding training at our department.

  • In our state, have the academy re-staffed and have classes offered again. If it is a vendor, have a centralized building offering consistent trainings.

  • Schedule training on officers off days.

  • Extensive planning.

  • Would like to use videos and PowerPoint presentations to train the officers.