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Army National Guard

Needed: A uniform national standard for police training

I've been in the Army National Guard for more than 18 years, and the one thing I know, especially being trained as a military policeman, is that there is one standard for me to follow when applying tactics and procedures as an MP.

Soldiers always have one standard and they're held accountable to it.

Likewise, if police had one standard of training for the tactics and procedures they utilize, such as arrests, traffic stops, rules of engagement, use of force, etc., the nation would be able to judge each one based on the same standard.

Just as every soldier first goes to basic training and then goes on to their individual military occupational specialty, so police should...