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Rappelling: Stopping the Fall  

August 24, 2015

By Christopher Feder

Rappelling is an important skill for law enforcement tactical teams, but improper training can lead to fatalities. 

<p><em>The LSL program stresses the complications found in close quarters, forcing officers to see, understand, and react faster. (Photo: Khyber Interactive Associates LLC)<br /></em></p>

Lights, Sights, and Lasers  

August 24, 2015

By Melanie Basich

The "Lights, Sights, and Lasers" training course is completely free to law enforcement officers and it provides always evolving training that is otherwise often hard to come by. 

<p><em>Using cloud storage, agencies of all sizes can give their officers the ability to view records and save accurate data in the field on a variety of mobile devices. (Photo: Spillman Technologies)<br /></em></p>

Why Take Public Safety Data into the Cloud?  

August 24, 2015

By Morgan Hardy

Cloud technology is a force to be reckoned with in the field of public safety and can provide secure, cost-effective solutions to meet the technological needs of law enforcement. 

<p><em>It&#39;s best to draw the TASER with your non-dominant hand, even if you transition to your strong hand after the draw. (Photo: Carla Blazek, Tumbled Bones Photography)<br /></em></p>

Improving ECW Tactics and Policies  

August 21, 2015

By Greg Meyer

A TASER is an effective tool when the situation calls for a non-lethal approach, but to properly use it, you need to do more than just pull the trigger.

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Hotel/Motel Registry Checks  

August 21, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

A supreme court decision might have the adverse effect of making it easier for motels conspiring with criminals to thwart police investigations. 

<p><em>K-9s are only trained to recognize certain explosives and might miss some. Understand that even after a clean sweep you can&#39;t say with absolute certainty that there are no explosives on a campus. (Photo: iStockphoto.com)<br /></em></p>

Bomb Threat at a Middle School  

August 21, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

It's 13:30 on a Tuesday and dispatch advises you that someone called the local middle school saying he planted a bomb and it is set to go off at 14:30, just as school lets out. The school is waiting for law enforcement's response. 

<p><em>The Tactical Target drops when hit center mass but pops up again at command of the operator.&nbsp;</em></p>

The Next-Generation Moving Target  

August 20, 2015

By David Griffith

GNAT Warfare is expanding its offerings with a new line of radio-controlled ground targets for law enforcement, military, and civilian tactical training.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Normalcy Bias  

August 20, 2015

By Dave Smith

Officers might find themselves in a mental state called "normalcy bias" which can cause them to woefully underestimate the possible negative impact of a crisis or disaster.

Releasing the Lions  

August 20, 2015

By Jon Adler

How does President Obama show his respect for the risks you face while investigating and apprehending drug traffickers? He commutes the sentences of 46 drug traffickers.

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado</p>

Dealing With A Bad Attitude  

August 20, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

A person with a bad attitude can be disruptive to the workplace, it's not something you want in your unit but before you face the issue head on, make sure you've documented their bad tendencies. 

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