As you well know, if you don’t tend to your garden, your garden won’t thrive. In an effort to keep our “garden” thriving, the Overland Park Police Department recently held its quarterly training classes for all their commissioned law enforcement officers. The state of Kansas requires officers to attend a minimum of 40 hours of training each year, to keep their commission in good standing. Overland Park PD has a training unit that works hard to get officers ready for the street and keep them educated and up to date. Overland Park officers average about 50 training hours per year, which is higher than the minimum requirement. Training topics include DUI Enforcement, Ethics, Law Updates, Crime Scene Investigation, Defensive Tactics, Traffic Accident Investigation, CPR, Storm Weather Training, Emergency Driving, as well as scenario based training and other specialized topics. The “fruits” of their labor assures a higher level of public service. As they say, “Practice makes perfect”.