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<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.

<p>Dep. John Braman of the Volusia County (Fla.) Sheriff&#39;s Office began learning to fly a plane as a birthday present to himself this year.</p>
<p>Photo: John Braman</p>

Hobbies: Follow a New Passion  

Law enforcement is a profession that many use to define themselves, but allowing your identity to be based solely on your job is not a good idea. Pursuing an activity outside of policing gives the mind and body a much needed breather. Some officers find surprising ways to fulfill this goal.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Cowboy Up  

John Wayne knew the canyon was dangerous and was ready. Our ambushes occur in a modern-day canyon of houses, vehicles, and woods, and we also need to have the Duke's "always prepared" mindset.

<p>Photo: Jimmy Lee</p>

Get Ready for a Fight  

Your defensive tactics training should be intense, exhausting, applicable, and eye-opening. Don't come to in-service training dressed for vacation or expecting to sleepwalk through the course.

<p>Tactical Medical Solutions&#39; Downed Officer Kit contains seven potentially life-saving first-aid supplies in a sealed pouch. Photo: Tactical Medical Solutions</p>

Hemorrhage Control  

Officer Joshua Burns might have bled out and died if it wasn't for a new emergency medical program that the Dallas PD had implemented just weeks before he was shot. As part of that program, 3,200 Dallas officers had been trained in basic hemorrhage control techniques and issued Tactical Medical Solutions' Downed Officer Kit (DOK).

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National Association of School Resource Officers Meet in California

At the annual meeting of the National Association of School Resource Officers in La Quinta, Calif., last week, school-based officers crowded into multiple sessions on a theme hardly pondered by earlier generations, the active shooter.

Memphis Police Fight Pension Cuts

Memphis public safety personnel continue to call in sick, fighting proposed cuts to retirement health benefits.

Ring's Debuts Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Bluegun

Ring's Manufacturing's Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 Bluegun replica is a 1:1 exact replica of the original and is molded from solid blue polyurethane to differentiate it from a live weapon.

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In Careers Blog

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...

A Few Shots Can't Hurt You

I do not accept the excuse that you are afraid of needles. Get over it and go get protection from some bad bugs.

 
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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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<p>Camden County Police officers took over patrol duties on May 1.</p>
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