Police & Fire Department Training Center Planning

If you are PLANNING a new Police or Fire Training Center If you are PARTNERING to build a new Regional Public Safety Training Center If you are RENOVATING an existing Police or Fire Training Center If you do not have … Continue reading…

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Cost Reduction Ideas For Police and Fire Training

Last week a host of creative ideas and strategies were exchanged, along with many first hand experiences on how public safety training centers are generating funds to improve training operations, improve technologies, and prepare for the eventual unexpected expenses that … Continue reading…

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Cyber Security – Training, Education and Funding

Earlier this year the White House established the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center focused on “connecting the dots” regarding malicious foreign cyber threats to the nation and cyber incidents affecting U.S. … Continue reading…

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Training Accidents – Discipline or Machismo

Training Discipline Lombardi Wooden

As I wrote around this time last year, “Avoiding Training Accidents, It’s All About Discipline”  it seems the number of training-related accidents continues to plague public safety. If (as I perceive it) training has become more dangerous than in the past, … Continue reading…

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Things to Consider About a Once-in-a-Career Project

If you are PLANNING a new Police or Fire Training Center If you are PARTNERING to build a new Regional Public Safety Training If you are RENOVATING an existing Police or Fire Training Center If you do not have LAND … Continue reading…

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New Training Centers Dedicated and Planned Across the Nation

Over the past year it seems there are monthly headlines of newly dedicated, funded or planned public safety training centers across the nation. Community Colleges continue to be a major player in the new facility trend. From Massachusetts to California … Continue reading…

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Public Safety Training Foundations, A Good Path to Funding Support

Many public safety agencies have embraced the concept of public-private partnerships by working with various private sector entities that wish to provide ongoing financial support to a training center or facility. The structure for doing so frequently takes the form … Continue reading…

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Training Center Funding; New Ideas and Old Favorites

It has been the experience of IBG that federal and state funding avenues for public services training facilities are generally difficult to come by. Many government agencies take the approach that facilities (bricks and mortar) are the responsibility of the … Continue reading…

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Police & Firefighter Hiring Trend Continues Upswing

In 2015 the hiring momentum for police officers and firefighters continues to build across the U.S. and Canada. Can it be that the economic downturn of 2008 is now firmly in our rear view mirror?  The current stats are encouraging. … Continue reading…

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How to Write a Training Center Mission Statement

The Training Center Mission Statement: More Than Mere Words For over twenty years, IBG has championed a 7 Step Process that leads to effective and meaningful Strategic Business Plans for Public Safety Training Centers. In addition to this process, I … Continue reading…

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