The Importance of Police Debriefing
A critical part of any training regimen is debriefing. The debrief must include what went right, what went wrong, and how the trainee’s decisions and actions affected their performance and the outcome of each training scenario. Reviews must be detailed, covering everything from stance to environmental scanning, communication and teamwork to de-escalation skills and use of force. Debriefs must occur in a timely manner either at the time of the performance or in a classroom environment a short time later. Keeping a record of each trainee’s performance is a valuable tool to track skill enhancement over time.
The software within the simulation training system can present a complete timeline of events as they occurred during the training session. This can help pinpoint key areas for discussion during the debriefing sessions. Each trainee’s reaction time and shot placements are also recorded and can be cued up by the instructor for review during a real-time debrief.