Needs of the Department week 4 discussion 1
For this discussion, indicate how training programs can mitigate the exposure
to liability and how available technology can improve training. In your
discussion, address the following:
- Investigate at least three (3) areas of training that
require continuous planning and updating due to vicarious liability
- Compare and contrast the needs and foci of the training
designed to address these areas of concern.
- Research and explain three (3) forms of training that
utilizes advanced technology which is designed to meet the training needs
of the department.
discussion the individuals response. List reference tell bad and good of post
holds an employer liable for certain scenarios when an employee acts wrongfully
and while they are on duty (Peak, 2012). Additionally, there are many areas
where a supervisor can be seen as being negligent. Within law enforcement, several
areas need to be continuously planned and updated because of the liability
concerns. One of the areas would be the different forms of harassment. Another
area of training would be for firearms. In order to address the concerns and
the training design, employers would need to make sure that the policies
regarding these areas are updated. In addition, supervisors should hold their
officers accountable for their actions, rather than looking the other way at
times. As the years pass, the technology in this country continues to advance.
Many of the new forms of technology help officers while they are on patrol or
investigating a crime. It would make sense to utilize the technology for
training purposes. One of the types of advanced technology is the use of conducting
training online. Doing training online can have its benefits. For example, it
is cost effective because an organization would not have to find a location to
hold a seminar, unless there was one readily available. Another form of
technology would be the use of simulators. When using a simulator for firearm
training, the technology is able to not only test the aim of an officer, it
also tests their decision making skills (Palk, 2011). By using a simulator, it
gives a chance for supervisors to gauge their officer’s skills and to see if
there are improvements needed to be made.
E. (2011, February 6). Firearms
training simulator tests Somerset County cops' aim, ability to make decisions.
Retrieved from nj.com:
K. (2012). Policing
America: Challenges and Best Practices (7th ed.). Boston: Prentice