For too long, police training—particularly in physical skills—has not followed any model that makes sense. That must change because it is physical action in the form of force that makes up most of the high profile police action failures we see.

In our latest video, Randy Petersen, former law enforcement officer and Senior Researcher at TPPF, shares how improving policing, a core function of government, is best achieved through better training and better hiring.

But we’re not just talking about the issues you care about. The Texas Public Policy Foundation is developing a training model to address these issues and create officers that can effectively employ other options than force, are confident and secure in their dealings with the public, and are skilled in the appropriate application of force when necessary.