Considering their moral, legal and official obligations, police officers are required to provide first aid to the needy. The article answers the question whether police officers are (being) properly trained to fulfill this task. Moreover, the author presents his self-invented method of teaching life-saving techniques. The studies presented in the paper were conducted using the knowledge test (PP-2010) with policemen of the Opole garrison as the subjects. The results, which have been related to the 88 non-commissioned officers selected from the surveyed group, have proved to be unsatisfactory. Yet, the author points out that it is just a part of ongoing studies, which may prove successful when the policemen will have a chance to put their newly acquired skills into practice
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