WHO WE ARE
The Police Policy Studies Council was established in 2001 by former training cadre of Smith & Wesson Academy. We were later joined by a host of staff trainers from other distinguished institutions. All had retained interest in completing ongoing research projects that were viewed as being both compelling and timely. While the central focus of the PPSC staff was the comprehensive study of the police use of deadly force, the PPSC mission has blossomed to encompass a vast array of other compelling criminal justice issues.
Unlike many other training-based entities, PPSC is a research-based, interdisciplinary, training and consultation corporation. Our research has spawned a substantively different vision of how law enforcement personnel should be hired, trained, assigned, and supervised.
In fact, we see the training being offered by many other
training organizations as being "part of the problem" as opposed
to offering any legitimate solutions. Police training must be as
court-defensible as it is tactically sound, but the extent to
which this focus and balance is being addressed elsewhere is
(unfortunately) rare. PPSC training represents a legitimate
paradigm shift in thinking, addressing issues seldom (if ever)
PPSC is a diverse group of professionals, brought together by common goals, and a common commitment to excellence. While nearly half of our staff consists of individuals with Ph.D.’s, Medical Degrees, and Master’s degrees, the other half of our staff are seasoned criminal justice trainers and practitioners. We have collectively provided training and consultation to thousands of U.S. law enforcement agencies, and to agencies in over 30 other countries.
Our advanced training can be brought to any agency interested in hosting our training . We kindly ask that you give the PPSC Training Division
serious consideration for your
training needs. Our courses are primarily geared to entry level
instructor and advanced level instructor personnel.
To register for scheduled
Other courses currently being offered include:
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSES
SPECIALIZED POLICE TRAINING COURSES
ADVANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT SEMINARS
SPECIAL PROJECTS & TRAINING DIVISION (SPAT) *
Breaching Techniques & Tactics
Close Protection - High Risk
Close Quarters Battle
Crisis Incident Site Management
FID - Marksmanship Development
Small Unit Tactics
Maritime Interdiction Operations
Medical- Para Medicine
Patrol & Reconnaissance
Raid & Ambush
Rappelling, Mountaineering, Skiing, Northern Warfare
* Structured to facilitate fulfillment of government contracts.
If your agency is looking for timely information, or insights regarding police training, policy and procedures, we invite you to keep a watchful eye on the "Staff Views" and "Archives" sections of our new and expanding website.
And finally, if you or your agency find yourselves faced with serious litigation problems, look no further than the comprehensive list of PPSC forensic consultants. We offer a broad range of top-notch expertise in the following areas: