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Rappelling: Stopping the Fall  

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  

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. 

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Dealing With A Bad Attitude  

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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Cops are Not Ninjas  

Understand that the law throughout this country is that officers are permitted to use objectively reasonable force under the totality of the circumstances, and that means they do not have to use deadly force only if nothing else would work.

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You Are Not Their Friend  

The role of a law enforcement supervisor is to lead, motivate, and help accomplish the agency's mission. Nowhere in that role does it state you have to be everyone's friend.

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DHS Federal Protective Service Chooses Envisage to Automate Academy Training Management

Envisage Technologies, a Bloomington, Indiana-based high-technology firm, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service (FPS). FPS chose the Acadis Readiness Suite to replace its legacy systems with a modern, modular software solution.

NTOA Announces Sheriff David A. Clarke as Keynote Speaker for Annual Conference

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has announced that Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wis., will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Tactical Conference Awards Banquet, to be held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

US C-SOG to Hold Corrections Special Operations Conference, Expo and Unit Challenge in Florida

US C-SOG (US Corrections Special Operations Group) has announced details for the Corrections Special Operations Conference, Expo and Unit Challenge in May 2016. The event will be hosted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Ocala, Florida.

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In Careers Blog

Security as a Second Career

We all agree that owning our own private security firm was the right choice for us after retirement. Part of what has made our...

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...

 
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In Training Blog

Officer Safety 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...

Officer Safety Training Tip: 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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