Group trains law enforcement to make "split second" decisions

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 17 2015 Nov 17, 2015 Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:12:00 AM CST November 17, 2015 in News
By: Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA – The International Association of Chiefs of Police started a three-day training program for local law enforcement Tuesday at the CPD Regional Training Center.

Agencies such as MUPD and the Columbia Police Department are participating. CPD is sending eight of its own, ranking from officers to lieutenants.

“We’re all required to do a certain amount of training,” CPD Officer Clint Sinclair said. “This is important training because there won’t always be a supervisor around, so it’s good to know what to do in those cases." 

The IACP’s website says the Advanced Supervision Skills training is meant to help those working in law enforcement with “changes in the generational, ethnic, and gender composition of the workforce“ that “creates challenges for the supervisor.”

“Everyone should really be prepared and trained to act as a supervisor, or as a leader,” said Retired Chief Larry Mathieson, the instructor of the course.

Mathieson said the course covers a lot of real-life, work situations, including “split-second” decisions.

“Whether you’re an officer, a sergeant or you’re a higher rank, some of the most serious decision you make on the job have to be made in an instant,” Mathieson said. “You don’t have the luxury of time, and so this training helps with knowing what to do in those situations.”

Sinclair acknowledged the recent unrest in Columbia and said the training may make him an even better officer in handling the related tensions.

“I really think we’ve already been doing a great job in dealing with what has been happening lately, the protests and things of that nature,” Sinclair said. “But more training can’t hurt, and it’s important for someone like me to have those skills in my pocket if a supervisor isn’t immediately available.”

The training started at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and ends at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

 

More News

Grid
List
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri couple pleaded not guilty in the death of the woman's biological daughter, who was... More >>
1 minute ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 3:46:35 PM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) — A fourth person has been charged in the death of a teenager whose burned body was... More >>
1 hour ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 2:29:07 PM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The attorney general's office will investigate possible wrongdoing in connection to a civil rights lawsuit over the... More >>
1 hour ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 2:23:00 PM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A family in western Missouri has received medals for a Korean War veteran 65 years after... More >>
2 hours ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 1:00:54 PM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – Jess Soehlke is like many college students: involved on campus, surrounded by friends, active in Greek life. ... More >>
4 hours ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 11:31:00 AM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The amnesty period began Monday and runs through Friday, Sept. 29. It allows people who did not appear... More >>
4 hours ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 11:06:00 AM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Como for Progress held a rally Monday outside the office of Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office to support her... More >>
6 hours ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 8:54:00 AM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - For many, fall brings thoughts of pumpkin pie, pumpkin carving and decorating, but with temperatures as high as... More >>
8 hours ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 7:25:00 AM CDT September 25, 2017 in Top Stories
CAMDENTON (AP) — Authorities say kayakers have found a drowning victim in the Lake of the Ozarks. The... More >>
8 hours ago Monday, September 25 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Monday, September 25, 2017 6:54:00 AM CDT September 25, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Missouri prisons have been ordered to eliminate smoking after an asthmatic inmate serving a life sentence... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, September 24 2017 Sep 24, 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:13:00 PM CDT September 24, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS — Seven people are facing rioting and resisting arrest charges for their role in a protest that turned... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, September 24 2017 Sep 24, 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:05:41 PM CDT September 24, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – Shoppers at the Columbia Mall got to experience something a little different than normal on Sunday. Local... More >>
21 hours ago Sunday, September 24 2017 Sep 24, 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:47:00 PM CDT September 24, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - More than 1000 children and adults visited the Compassion Experience in Columbia as of Sunday. The Compassion... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, September 24 2017 Sep 24, 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:48:00 PM CDT September 24, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - A rally with live music kicked off the 2017 walk for the climate in Columbia Sunday. "We're... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 24 2017 Sep 24, 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:21:00 PM CDT September 24, 2017 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA- Officers responded to a robbery the Sonic Drive-In restaurant at 5700 St. Charles Rd. Saturday night around 10 p.m.,... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 24 2017 Sep 24, 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:32:00 AM CDT September 24, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA- Saturday night, around 7 p.m., a vehicle led a Callaway County Sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase, according to... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 24 2017 Sep 24, 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:07:00 AM CDT September 24, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Jabberwocky Studios unveiled its second mural Sunday in Downtown Optimist Park. Jabberwocky is a local arts program... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 24 2017 Sep 24, 2017 Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:47:00 AM CDT September 24, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – Kerryon Johnson ran for five rushing touchdowns, including four in the first half, as the No. 15 Auburn... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 23 2017 Sep 23, 2017 Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:28:00 PM CDT September 23, 2017 in Sports
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 88°
4pm 89°
5pm 89°
6pm 87°
7pm 82°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

3:00p
Dr. Phil
4:00p
Jeopardy!
4:30p
Jeopardy!
3:00p
The Robert Irvine Show
4:00p
The Goldbergs
4:30p
The Goldbergs

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Voice
9:01p
The Brave
7:00p
Supergirl
8:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld