Customize Training to Support Continuous Officer Advancement

Discover how law enforcement field training software saves resources and improves retention by preparing officers for advanced roles.

August 24, 2022

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The problem: Lack of advancement training beyond the recruit

Today, law enforcement agencies and their officers face higher expectations – and greater scrutiny – than ever before. Effective training is an important tool to help police departments serve their communities and meet citizens’ expectations. But beyond the law enforcement field training program, most departments can’t easily customize training to prepare officers for advanced roles in the agency.

With more and more police departments facing staffing issues, there aren’t enough resources to build custom programs that address the advanced training needs of officers when they step into a new role as a detective or get promoted to a sergeant. 

Departments’ limited ability to offer established training programs for new roles puts them at risk of losing valuable knowledge and experience on how to perform their most specialized positions. Unit supervisors and senior officers are gold mines of the best practices and procedures for the most advanced roles in the agency. But, what would happen if they all retired tomorrow?

The solution: Law enforcement field training software

PowerDMS’ law enforcement field training software, PowerReady, empowers law enforcement agencies to easily develop new role training programs with easy-to-use templates and workflows that fit their unique needs. PowerReady not only helps you keep officers up-to-date on the latest industry training, but it also gives you the tools you need to ensure your officers are equipped for excellence at every level. 

Configure training to fit your needs

PowerReady is highly configurable police field training software, allowing you to maintain alignment with your preferred processes and training models. With PowerReady, you can go beyond new police field training. The system enables you to develop probationary training programs for law enforcement professionals at all levels, and even automate those training programs – reducing the need for manual support. Plus, you can create your own agency-specific goals and measurements for success directly in the system to ensure they meet department standards. 

Centralize all on-the-job training

PowerReady eliminates scattered paper resources and centralizes all on-the-job training in a single, cloud-based location. This means staff can access their training programs from any device, at any time. The FTO software also streamlines communication across the agency by assigning tasks for trainees and trainers to complete, sending automated notifications about task deadlines, and informing relevant staff of training updates. 

In addition, PowerDMS’s police FTO software lets you easily track training progress and assess both individual staff and department needs. With robust data and reports, you can make informed decisions and provide targeted professional development for law enforcement to advance your agency. 

The benefits of police field training software

PowerReady law enforcement field training software helps agencies meet the modern expectations and requirements for officer training and sets officers up for continued success beyond recruitment – without draining your valuable resources in the process. PowerReady’s law enforcement field training software gives you tools to easily develop new role training programs without requiring additional staff, time, or budgets to implement them. 

Furthermore, providing established, organized training to officers for their new roles shows them you put a priority on career advancement. This energizes and motivates your personnel to excel in the field and stay at your department. Police field training software gives you an easy way to ensure officers have the advanced skills and knowledge to serve with excellence in their specialized and promoted positions in your agency.

Finally, PowerReady helps reduce liability issues with data tracking and reporting features to identify where officers might need more training and document the training they have received. Officers stay up-to-date on essential law enforcement training, and you can access essential training documentation for court cases and Internal Affairs investigations with just a few clicks in the software. 

Ready to learn more?

PowerDMS’s police FTO software provides everything you need to develop effective new role training programs for officer advancement beyond the recruit level. Schedule a free demo to learn more about the benefits of PowerReady.

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