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Brian Willis

Brian Willis

Brian Willis is a retired officer, trainer and author who now serves as deputy executive director for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).



William Harvey

William Harvey

William "Bill" Harvey is currently serving as chief of police in south central Pennsylvania. He retired from the Savannah (Ga.) Police Department where he worked assignments in training, patrol, and CID. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience working with recruits, rookies, and FTOs.
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<p>Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss. Photo: Josh Purkiss</p>

One Cop's Spartan Challenge  

February 10, 2012
Chicago Police Officer Joshua Purkiss picked a gruelling way to honor the counter-drug training that's made him a better narcotics investigator. This summer, Purkiss will participate in the Spartan Death Race—arguably the toughest race on the planet.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/&quot;>Thomas Hawk</a></p>

How To Gather Intel  

February 6, 2012
Being the newest officer in the precinct makes life harder than it should be, because you have to dig for every morsel of information to get ahead. So how can you develop a system of building intel for you? Read on.
<p>Photo: POLICE file art</p>

Winter Tactics  

December 1, 2011
For readers in the warmer environs, winter could just mean a lower SPF-level sunscreen. For some of us, it means coats, gloves, patrol sweaters, knit caps, and different tactics.
<p>Applying a wound closure. Photo: Scott Smith</p>

Trauma Care on the Front Lines of Patrol  

November 11, 2011
North American Rescue's combat medical training provides police first responders with basic focused training on applying pressure dressings, tourniquets, haemostatic agents, control hypothermia, as well as how to reduce tension pneumothorax.

Practical Tactical Thinking  

November 9, 2011
As you gain more experience, you'll gain a patrol sixth sense that's not available on the internet with shipping and handling added. It's something that develops, and those who have it never quit developing it.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/curtisperry/&quot;>Curtis Gregory Perry</a>.</p>

Undercover Lifeline Training: 7 Scenarios  

November 1, 2011
Personnel who are well trained will "react" rather than panic when the time comes to take action. The more you train and the more confident you are, the less you will fall victim to the devastating effects of tunnel vision. Here are seven exercises to cover the more common scenarios that may arise.

How to Improve Back-up for Undercover Units  

October 18, 2011
To understand the complexities of mounting a take-down operation such as rescuing an undercover agent from a secure location under the control of armed violators, undercover agents must be trained as a SWAT operator. There's no in-between here.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/kolix/&quot;>kolix</a>.</p>

FTOs: Guardians at the Gates  

October 17, 2011
The Field Training Officer (FTO) stands as the guardian at the gates leading to Copland. The FTO is the link from the academy to the realities and harshness of real-life applications. They oversee how you apply all of the principles you've been taught and determine whether you're worthy of carrying on the burden of these to the next generation.
<p>Students run through the trigger-pull assessment. Photo: Bruce Cameron.</p>

Handgun Trigger-Pull Assessments for Recruits  

September 14, 2011
The trigger-pull assessment can be an important teaching tool particularly in getting prepared for firearms training, helping new recruits improve their grip strength prior to them entering the program, planning for remedial training, and setting goals for the curriculum. You can discern many things by watching how an individual picks up and handles a weapon for the first time for example.

Even Pros Practice  

July 26, 2011
Just like some golfers, we often talk about all of the cool ways to avoid practice, hoping the latest fad in some magazine will make us the pro we want to be without putting in the work.
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