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Revisiting the "21-Foot Rule"  

The so-called "21-Foot Rule" was born and soon spread throughout the law enforcement community. But is the "21-Foot Rule" a forensic fact or a police myth?

<p>The dynamic mission of a motor unit requires leaders and followers to change roles often. Photo: Traci Dean</p>

Leadership in Reverse  

Every profession espouses the virtues of leadership. But what about followers, which are the flip side of the equation? You can't have good leadership without good followership.

<p>Photo: LaserLyte</p>

LaserLyte Training Tyme Kit  

LaserLyte currently makes several different products to "up the game" for dry firing practice. At the core of this system are simple laser-enabled "dummy rounds" that can be inserted into the chamber and produce a brief red dot on the target when the shot falls.

<p>Photo courtesy of Michael Schlosser</p>

Countering Gun Grabs on the Ground  

Even a well-trained officer can find him- or herself on the ground when initiating an arrest. Things happen quickly and things can get ugly quickly. Be sure that you are ready to counter any grabs for your weapons.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Combined Response to Active Shooters  

The final element of an active threat incident is the response. This encompasses the police response to end the attack, Fire/EMS response to aid and evacuate the victims, and even law enforcement containment response to seal off the scene and preserve evidence.

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Officers Train With NYPD's Twitter Police

NYPD's top brass are taking classes on how to Tweet. The department had only one Twitter account at the beginning of the year, but now has more than 40 and plans to add more.

Feds Don't Track Number of Officer-Involved Shootings

A Washington Post report on the difficulties in quantifying the number of police shootings every year.

Former N.C. Officer Sues Town Over Firing

A former Leland (N.C.) PD officer is suing the town, claiming its manager and police chief decided to fire him before investigating his conduct.

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In Careers Blog

We Don't Need to Relax Recruit Fitness Standards, We need to Prepare Candidates Better

Fitness standards should not be lowered to accommodate anyone, male or female. The job is the job, and the physical requirements...

Prepare for Winter

As you settle into this snowy, stormy season your thoughts should also migrate toward winter patrol tactics.Take a few minutes to...

Dealing with Divorce on the Home Front

The divorce rate among LEOs is around 70% to 80%, so don't feel bad; you are not alone. However, you need to stop and ask...

 
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In Training Blog

Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug

Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates how to defeat an attacker who gets you in an...

Video: Defeating the Clinch

In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale,...

Video: Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.

 
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<p>Camden County Police officers took over patrol duties on May 1.</p>
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New officers with the Camden County (N.J.) Police...
 
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