Tactical and Safety Training: Review of Evidence
In September 2021 the Frontline Safety Improvement Programme (FSIP) tasked the Evidence Based Policing Centre (EBPC) with a review of tactical and safety training. The review takes a broad look at tactical and safety training in the literature and in other jurisdictions; and covers areas such as skills included in the training, learning theories, skill decay and training evaluation. The purpose of this report was to gather and assess current literature of tactical and safety training in order to inform the new FSIP Tactical Response Model.
The review consists of the following chapters: Chapter two covers the method for the literature review; Chapter three covers models of learning and evaluation; Chapter four covers basic training and higher education; Chapter five covers technology and learning; Chapter six covers tactical training design and skill decay; Chapter seven covers key skills for tactical training; and Lastly, Chapter eight looks at other jurisdictions through case studies and a survey.