Safety & Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Training Videos
The use of law enforcement training videos is a growing trend for police unions and agencies nationwide. Delivery of law enforcement training via video represents a safe, effective means of educating officers. If you’re not sure what the best type of training for your law enforcement agency is, or you’re looking to learn and better understand the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement training videos, continue reading to find out everything we know about the use of law enforcement training video series’ to educate officers.
Video is the Strongest Tool Available for Police Training
That’s right! Video is one of the strongest tools that are readily available to training police officers in their daily procedures, roles, and environments. Law enforcement training videos can deliver daily learning opportunities for officers. Additionally, the concepts that are learned through video training can immediately be applied to real-life scenarios and circumstances.
Video Processed 60K Times Faster
Recent studies prove that video is processed 60K times faster than written content. Therefore, you can deliver 60K times the amount of content to an office via video versus using written training manuals. In order for an agency to help law enforcement learn concepts and understand processes, law enforcement training videos can be used to maximize value in the educational content delivery.
Video producers use a variety of techniques to deliver training content to law enforcement officers. For example, the use of “lower thirds” may come into play in a training video. This means that the lower third of the screen is used to showcase important supporting topics and concepts that officers need to recall when in the field. The use of graphics, and lower thirds, helps officers to retain the details of the content delivered in the training videos.
Ongoing Training for Maximum Retention
Law enforcement training videos that are on-demand and hyper-focused on topics relative to the officer’s agency are ideal. Video training should deliver short, 15-minute or less, sessions that officers can engage in at their leisure. This way, officers are not stuck waiting months for their classroom time to learn. They can learn as they go, adapting and adjusting, and engaging in video training on a daily (or almost daily) basis. The use of law enforcement training videos also leads to up to 95% retention versus just 20% when training is delivered via written manuals.
Improved Reporting & Tracking
From a supervisor standpoint, law enforcement training videos maximize reporting and tracking so that you always know who is engaging and learning and who may be slipping behind. Supervisors can track content and confirm when training for a particular subject or scenario has been completed. Additional engagement opportunities can be incorporated into the training to track core competency as the officers view the training content. Interactive sessions, which included question & answer opportunities, and various other forms of engagement provide additional competency tracking for the future.
As you can see, the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement training videos really cannot be overlooked. If you want to incorporate video training into your law enforcement agency, give Beverly Boy Productions a call today to get started.