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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.

<p>Crisp uniforms and clean vehicles help to make you look professional, which is important to every supervisor. Photo: Dave Richmond</p>

What Your Supervisor Wants You to Know  

If you're not sure what your supervisor expects of you, here are some universal truths that should help you make sure you pass muster, no matter how long you've been on the job.

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Improving Police Mental Health Response  

While mass shootings are most prominent in the nation's mind, mental illness is often part of the common calls officers face, including domestics, substance abuse, emotional distress, armed persons, and suicide by cop.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Act As If..You're the Best Possible Officer  

If Wiseman is right we don't all need to get certified as safety experts, we need to act certified. If every time you made a traffic stop you acted like you were demonstrating to a group of cadets the right way to do a stop, what would you do?

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Hitting the Reset Button  

When you hear a war story, imagine yourself in the situation, "preloading" yourself for success in similar incidents.

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Blue Porch Lights Show Support for Wounded Officer in California

Local hardware stores are running out of blue light bulbs as thousands of residents show blue porch lights in support of an injured officer.

Former LAPD Officer Sues, Says Fired for Exposing Ticket Quotas

A former Los Angeles police officer who sued the LAPD, alleging he was denied promotions for complaining about an alleged ticket-writing quota, filed a second lawsuit, alleging he was fired in retaliation.

Morphix Technologies offers Officers Classroom TraceX Explosives Detection Training Kit

Morphix Technologies has created a classroom TraceX Explosives Detection Training Kit for trainers that includes a training unit designed to teach end users how to identify bombers, bomb-makers and bomb-making facilities in a single test.

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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

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.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Push Kicks

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive...

 
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