During the past 40 years, video-based training for law enforcement has greatly evolved. Old videos were dry and boring – a “just the facts” presentation. In the ’80s, this began to change.
J.D. “Buck” Savage was a fictional cop created by officer and trainer Dave Smith. The Buck Savage series of videos were humorous demonstrations of what not to do as a cop. No one who survived the police academy in the ’80s or ’90s likely made it through without learning the key Buck Savage phrases, “Watch the hands, rookie” or “Saw drunk, arrested same.”