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Using Drones: For Today's Generation, the Training Paradigm Has Changed

NCJ Number
Law Enforcement Technology Volume: 36 Issue: 9 Dated: September 2009 Pages: 85,86,88,89
Lindsey Bertomen
Date Published
September 2009
4 pages
This article describes the effectiveness in the use of drones (imitations of the real thing) as an effective firearms training model for police officers.
A drone is a replica of the real object used to simulate the size, weight, deployment, and use of the real thing, such as a weapon. They are usually called training aids. Drones are inexpensive training tools used to put trainees, and in-service officers under the proper amount of stress to create mental acuity and muscle memory. The learning curve for today's recruits entails swinging a baton drone with full force at a role player in a fully padded suit. Using drones is the best training for active shooter scenarios. The new Millennial recruit has his/her shortcomings, and training this recruit can be frustrating to the experienced officer, but recognizing their strengths and making drones hurt can go a long way toward advancing the police profession.