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Accession Number ADA574228
Title Tactical Medical Training for Police Officers: Lessons from U.S. Special Forces.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 86p
Personal Author C. D. Judge
Abstract This thesis seeks to answer the following question: Can law enforcement officers across multiple jurisdictions benefit from lessons learned in combat environments about medical training. The thesis compares the medical training requirements of U.S. military forces with those of federal, state, local, tribal, and wilderness police departments. It specifically investigates how military lessons learned in tactical medicine pertain to the various police departments' medical training requirements. The study finds that the main lesson police officers can take from the military is to build community- specific medical training based on unique law enforcement needs and available assets. The U.S. Special Operations Command uses hard data surrounding soldiers' work environments, access to medical care, and common modes of injury to design its medical training programs. In turn, police officers should design law-enforcement-specific medical training programs based on their assets and specific work environment. Additionally, a more detailed reporting system regarding police officer fatalities would support the officers' data collection, which would likely help improve police officer tactical medical training.
Keywords Casualties
Emergency medicine
Ems(Emergency medical services)
First responders
Law enforcement officers
Lessons learned
Local law enforcement agencies
Medical services
Police officer medical training
Special operations forces
State law enforcement agencies
Tactical medical training
Tccc(Tactical combat casualty care)
Tems(Tactical emergency medical support)
Transfer of training

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
92A - Job Training & Career Development
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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