Advanced Law Enforcement Reality-Based Training

Better Training. Better Outcomes.

Unanticipated encounters put a public safety responder in a momentary state of disadvantage. That disadvantage, under unanticipated or uncontrolled conditions, may cause the responding officer to react in ways that are opposite to agency policies or that produce unintended results. They are reacting, not thinking.

In critical situations, law enforcement officers who have little experience in decision-making under stressful conditions are more likely to have poor outcomes. Traditional police training focuses on skill acquisition and the retention of learned materials, not necessarily critical decision making skills in times of crisis.

IR-ALERT Decision-Based Training (DBT) program is a training tool that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) that officers and other public safety professionals require to make better decisions and achieve better outcomes. Based on a recognition-primed decision (RPD) model, our IADLEST-certified training allows officers to quickly match situations to successful patterns they’ve learned previously. The IR-ALERT Decision-Based Training (DBT) program uses RPD strategies to blend intuition and analysis, training responders to accomplish the most effective course of action.

Many municipalities face budget constraints for public safety training. However, a rapidly expanding need for reality-based training for law enforcement has become part of the national conversation about police performance. IR-ALERT offers reality-based and decision-based training at very low cost, ideal for most law enforcement agencies. Computer-based training is available in a number of areas; instructor-led sessions can be scheduled on site; immersive simulators offer authentic exposure to high-stress problems in a controlled environment.

IR-ALERT utilizes our company’s experience in reality-based training courses to help your officers reduce the use of force, achieve your public safety objectives, and reduce your department’s legal exposure. Learn more about our courses, which are available on FirstForward.com.

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