Qualification Control: 1033 Training Proposals
This project aims to explore the documents law enforcement agencies throughout the country are submitting to fulfill this training requirement, focusing on the vast inconsistencies between plans, the private contractors hired to instruct officers, and intersections between this program and the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s regional HIDTA program.
As part of a project to determine how much training came with the military gear the Pentagon was handing out to police departments, Dan Welch sent public records requests to all 50 states - and, for the heck of it, Guam. To our surprise, not only did the Guam Police Department respond, but they provided one of the most comprehensive releases.
On July 7, the Dallas Police engaged Micah Xavier Johnson in a 45-minute gun battle before ultimately sending in a bomb-defusing robot laden with explosives to kill him. Documents acquired from the DPD confirm what Chief David Brown said in July: there is absolutely nothing in their training materials to suggest that officers and manufacturers had previously considered using the robots for this deadly purpose.
Of all the training materials for police use of military vehicles we’ve seen so far, Colorado’s is by far the most comprehensive and informative … and also some of the strangest.
Daniel Welch sent this request to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs of Alabama
Daniel Welch sent this request to the Department of Career Education, Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO) of Arkansas