The Hoover Group of Reno uses associates as well as adjunct instructors to offer quality instruction in various contemporary law enforcement topics. Each instructor has practical experience and academic training in the areas that they teach. Classes typically range from 3-5 days depending upon the complexity of the subject. We use adult-learning strategies in all of our training, which enhances the student’s learning experience both practically and intellectually.
Lebanon Police Dept, Lebanon, New Hampshire – 40-hour Basic PTO Class, June 3-7.
State of Oregon Standards and Training, Salem, Oregon – 80-hour PTO Train-the-Trainer Class, June 17-28, 2019 (Oregon agencies only).
Kansas City Public School Police Dept, KCK, 80-hour PTO Train-the-Trainer Class, July 8-19 (Class is full).
Volusia County Sheriff, Florida – 40-hour Basic PTO Class, July 22-26.
President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Recommends PTO
5.13.1 Action Item: The U.S. Department of Justice should support the development of broad Field Training Program standards and training strategies that address changing police culture and organizational procedural justice issues that agencies can adopt and customize to local needs.
A potential model for this is the Police Training Officer program developed by the COPS Office in collaboration with PERF and the Reno (Nevada) Police Department. This problem-based learning strategy used adult learning theory and problem solving tools to encourage new officers to think with a proactive mindset, enabling the identification of and solution to problems within their communities.
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