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TRAINING TODAY / A STATE-BY-STATE APPROACH If you ask 10 different law enforcement agencies what their annual training requirements are, you'll likely get 10 different answers. While nearly all agencies require certain annual certifications, such as firearms training, EVOC training or CPR, the curriculum and local requirements are widely varied, from number of training hours to complementary topics such as crisis intervention and unconscious bias. Here is a small sample of differences in required annual training hours*: *Average mandated per year No matter whether your agency falls into the lower or higher end of this range, one thing customers often say is: We wish we had more time or resources for training. Instead, agencies are, understandably, extremely selective about which trainings justify pulling people off shift, no matter how meaningful the content may be. / A COSTLY PROPOSITION Time constraints are magnified even further by other major challenges: + Logistical inefficiencies that cause time to be wasted. If training is centralized at a single location, it requires officers and trainers to travel there and back. And if the session involves scenario-based training, there are times when officers are waiting around for their turn and not actively engaging in the curriculum. Unscheduled breaks and early releases may also contribute to unproductive time. + Capital expenses for potential facilities upgrades to accommodate training. Some forms of training require ample classroom capacity, drill space, or dedicated environments that simulate real-world scenarios. Beyond that, equipment storage costs also consume resources. + Liability payouts that may arise from ineffective or not enough training. Public data 1 shows that law enforcement agencies—large and small—have collectively spent over $2 billion dollars to settle misconduct allegations since 2015, and the median annual payout across a sample of major cities is $12 million. It is often unclear whether more training could have helped in some of these scenarios, but it's often among the first things constituents demand when something goes wrong. Training can quickly use up scarce resources, and it is no wonder that many agencies have to make difficult trade-offs when it comes to priorities. 10 HRS F L O R I D A 20 HRS T E X A S 25 HRS O K L A H O M A 40 HRS M a s s a c h u s e t t s

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