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Be Specific  

Supervisors must be specific when they communicate, or expect to pay the price for not doing so. Specificity is important for three main reasons: to ensure the success of the task, to eliminate any questionable officer issues, and in case disciplinary actions become required.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Fight from the Guard on the Ground  

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

<p>Photo: Panteao Productions</p>

Critical Space  

Law enforcement personnel have known for decades that the majority of gunfights involving police occur inside 10 feet. Critical Space shooting techniques take into account the close proximity officers must operate in with both citizens and suspects. 

<p>Photo: MILO Range</p>

The Virtual Reality Machine  

You quickly realize when working a scenario in the new Theater from MILO Range Training Systems that it's a new kind of use-of-force simulator. Not only does the Theater system provide an immersive multiple screen experience, the images projected on those screens react to your movements.

Dangers of Over-supervising  

Over-supervising quashes initiative, creates morale problems (no one likes to be micro-managed), and creates respect issues.

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Gainesville PD Receives Safety Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation and Dunkin' Donuts

The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Training Grant to the Gainesville (Fla.) Police Department to obtain valuable police/youth dialogue training. The focus of this training is building understanding and cooperation between the city's minority youth and the 302 police officers who serve the Gainesville community.

Smart Policing Summit to Showcase New Wave of Technologies and Tactics

IDGA will debut its inaugural Smart Policing Summit this April 27–29 in Washington, D.C. The event will host law enforcement agencies and research firms in an open forum to discuss tactics and techniques to decrease crime and increase case closure rates.

New Orleans PD Nixes College Requirement for Recruits

High school graduates are once again welcome at the New Orleans Police Department. The Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Monday to eliminate a rule requiring most applicants to have 60 hours college credit in order to qualify for a job on the force.

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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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