Effective Police Training

Evidence-based methods to make your in-service training not suck.


A course for trainers and agency leaders looking for new and effective approaches to police in-service training.

Are your department in-service trainings little more than “Death by Power Point?” Would you rather present high-quality scenario training but you don’t know where to start?

Join us as instructors Scott Savage and Kyle Cardin show you how they used realistic scenarios and the modern science of learning to create an in-service training program at their agency that is producing results. We’ll explore the issues with conventional in-service training and why it isn’t truly preparing officers to perform in the field, and examine the contemporary methods some progressive agencies are using to train their staff, and the success they are seeing.

You’ll walk away with simple tools you can use to improve your department’s in-service training, whether you have a lot of resources and support or none at all.

Curriculum Includes:

  • How to create realistic scenario-based training that will lead to improved performance in the field
  • Teaching adaptability, sense-making, problem solving, and decision-making instead of just teaching techniques
  • Interleaving diverse topics such as firearms, defensive tactics, legal update and more to create holistic training that works
  • A step-by-step walkthrough and videos showing how the instructors used these methods in their agency
Scott Savage
Scott Savage
Kyle Cardin is the Training Unit Sergeant with a medium-sized Northern California police agency. Scott Savage recently retired from the same department. Both worked together to revamp their agency’s in-service training program. The result was dramatic! In-service training became a place of real learning resulting in officers who were all “on the same page” in the field. The training produced officers who were skilled at sense-making, decision-making, use of force law and more. Kyle and Scott are excited to share this information with you so you can do the same at your agency.

Students Are Saying:

“Truly an awesome course with a realistic view of modern policing and properly training cops in today’s climate.”

— Sgt. S. Hart, Daly City Police Department (CA)

“My favorite part of the course were the videos depicted interleaved training. It showed it can be done.”

— Sgt. T. Crouch – Tustin PD (CA)

“Excellent instructors. My favorite part was their practical approach on how to make the information I teach “sticky” for my students.”

— Ofc. R. Rees, Ontario PD (CA)

“I highly recommend this course for all trainers and supervisors.”

— Sgt. Sam Sa – Newport Beach PD (CA)

“Excellent course. My favorite part was breaking down how to make officers retain the training information longer.”

— Sgt. A. McGlade, Anaheim PD (CA)

“Before the course I was frustrated as to how to clearly identify learning has occurred. Scott and Kyle addressed that directly. I’m energized and excited to use what I learned.”

— Sgt. T. McKenzie, Newport Beach PD (CA)

“This is a course that all police instructors should attend.”

— Sgt. R. Moreno, Tulare PD (CA)

“That’s the way we’ve always done it” isn’t good enough anymore. Join us and learn how to build reality-based scenarios into your in-service training program.

Quick Facts

Target Audience:

Instructors, trainers, training staff, and administrators. Space is extremely limited.

Course Length:

8 hours

Course Certifications:

California POST Certified. Need certification for your state?
All of our courses are California POST certified because we are based in California. However, we present courses all over the United States and we’re happy to work with you to obtain certification in your particular state.




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