police training

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Senator Sherrod Brown has introduced legislation to help police officers be better prepared to deal with individuals experiencing mental health issues. The bill would provide $15 million over a three-year period for police departments to improve their training. Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan said  officers really need the additional training.

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The Massillon Police Department is considering accepting new recruits who have not yet attended a police academy. Police Chief Keith Moser says he is looking into the policy, which he says would give the new recruits a lower starting wage but pay for their training.

Moser says candidates would still be required to pass background checks, the Civil Service exam and the department’s other requirements.

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The federal monitoring team overseeing the police consent decree in Cleveland released its fourth progress report today.

The city’s accomplishments include training for all officers on new use-of-force and crisis intervention policies. And the city is close to completing its new bias-free policing policies. But the backlog of civilian complaints may have actually grown since the last time the Cleveland officials appeared in court. 

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The high-profile shootings of unarmed black men and children has shined a light on the need for better police training. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, that’s why Ohio’s attorney general is rolling out a new simulation that can hone an officer’s decision-making skills.

Officers fire fake training guns during a new course created to help law enforcement practice for tense situations. Soon the state will make a whole kit of training equipment available for law enforcement agencies to check out, like a library book.

Judge OK'S Training Cleveland Police Cadets in Columbus

Dec 11, 2015
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

 Cleveland police cadets will head to Columbus on Monday for the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy.  Today, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Carolyn Friedland lifted a temporary restraining order blocking the move. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports.