Distance Learning: Is It the Answer to Your Department’s Training Needs?

Training is vital to the success of individual police officers and their departments. The better trained the officers, the more successful the department. Every department has certain training mandates that must be met yearly. But to be successful most often it is necessary to go beyond the minimum requirements and provide training in various fields. How can the training be accomplished effectively and economically? Often, there is little time in the schedule to pull officers off the street or away from investigations for additional training sessions, let alone send them away for the training program. Budget constraints are always a major concern.