Professor to be published in national journal

March 22, 2018 | 12:21 PM

Bruce Liebe, senior director of the School of Professional Studies and assistant professor of homeland security, will have an article, “Establishing a Structured Training Program,” published in the upcoming spring 2018 edition of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) journal, “The Tactical Edge.”

The focus of the article is advocating the development of an assessment program for specialized law enforcement functions. “While police academies employ formal assessment processes for accreditation purposes, individualized units often do not,” Liebe said. “The assessment process put forth in the article is essentially the model that has been adopted by MacMurray College.”

Liebe is a regular contributor to the NTOA’s quarterly publication, authoring pieces on various aspects of critical incident management. The selection of the current topic was based on two considerations, one being an identified need for specialized units to formalize their training programs. The second was more practical. “By diving into the assessment model and relating it to others, it afforded the opportunity to become more fluent in the MacMurray Assessment process,” Liebe said.

In addition to being published, the article will be included as mandatory reading in the NTOA’s management training program in their national Command College program. The content of the article was focused on formalizing specialized unit training to ensure structure, appropriate documentation, and a means of quantifying training outcomes.

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