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Coach Officer Training Expanded

The Ontario Police College has recently expanded the online Coach Officer Training course with a new Leadership module. The updated course, available through CPKN, was released on June 6th.

First launched in 2010, the online Coach Officer Training course was one of three delivery options for coach officer certification through the OPC. With the recent conclusion of OPC’s on-site program, training in this area is now available via police service delivered offerings or through the expanded online course via CPKN.

“The online course is receiving very positive reviews from candidates,” says Glen Cook, Chief Instructor in charge of Leadership Training at OPC. “About 170 candidates successfully completed the course over the past year alone. Based on learner feedback, 96% would recommend the course to others.”

The online course is an introduction to essential coach officer techniques and covers a range of areas including coaching goals and processes, training techniques, performance assessment, and remediation. The new Leadership module provides additional information on the coach-recruit relationship and issues related to expectations and trainer accountability. While designed to meet Ontario training standards, course content is applicable to all Canadian jurisdictions.

“This course will provide candidates with a solid foundation in coach officer concepts and techniques,” says Ron Hoffman, an OPC instructor and subject matter expert in the development of the online course. “It will also provide veteran officers with a valuable refresher on the core elements of effective coaching.”

Candidates who successfully complete the online Coach Officer Training course will receive an OPC certificate of completion.

For more information about this course, please visit: www.cpkn.ca/course_coach_officer