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No One Cares?  

People who care make things happen. People who don't care just complain.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Getting the Gun  

At some point in a law enforcement career, you may be faced by an assailant who is pointing a handgun at you. There are several disarming techniques. I will describe three.

<p>Commander Mark Divine leads athletes through a Box Breathing exercise. (Photo Courtesy of Mark Divine)</p>

Box Breathing  

Box Breathing has been around for many years and has been utilized by professional athletes, fighters, elite military personnel, and law enforcement officers.

<p>Instructor teaching trainees at last year&rsquo;s Law Enforcement Education Program. (Photo: POLICE Magazine)</p>

POLICE Magazine and NSSF to Sponsor Low-Cost Law Enforcement Training at SHOT Show 2017  

For the second year in a row POLICE Magazine and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are teaming up to sponsor law enforcement training at the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.

Reverse Mentoring  

Don't be afraid to learn something from the very person you are teaching.

News

Baltimore PD to Double In-Service Training Requirement for Officers

The Baltimore Police Department is requiring all of its officers to go through 80 hours of in-service training this year, twice as many hours as last year, Commissioner Kevin Davis said on Tuesday.

Atlanta's New Police Chief Sworn In

Erika Shields was sworn in as Atlanta's Chief of Police on Tuesday, making her the second woman to take the post in the department's history.

Group Trains 'Pit Bulls' to be Police K-9s

Most people envision a police dog as a German shepherd, Belgian malinois, bloodhound, or maybe a Labrador retriever. But some are hoping to change that by introducing mixed-breed shelter dogs that many call "pit bulls."

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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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IWB Concealed Carry Holster Draw
Drawing from an IWB can be entirely different than drawing...
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Polo Shirts 2014
For training and details that don't call for a traditional...
<p><a href=&quot;http://www.actiontarget.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Action Target</a> installs full-scale indoor and outdoor ranges for law enforcement, as well as portable systems. Action Target&#39;s Track Runner heavy-duty track-mounted moving target system is designed for more permanent range installations. Unlike portable systems where the target is suspended from a steel cable, targets used with the Track Runner are mounted to a trolley that runs on a special track mounted close to the ground. This approach is ideal for realistic tactical applications because the target can move to different locations, change speed and direction, and dart in and out of cover. Action Target is now officially ISO 9001:2008 certified.</p>
Shooting Range Systems and Equipment 2015
This equipment will help you improve your firearms skills,...
<p>Gain wrist and arm control in anticipation of resistance.</p>
Handling Passive Resisters
In an age of Occupiers, officers must gain control of...
Counterfeit Police Products
A retired officer started The Counterfeit Report website to...
<p>When you&#39;re facing a suspect as a lone officer, a rear leg sweep will help quickly gain control.</p>
Handcuffing Suspects: 3 Techniques
Too many officers try to handcuff a suspect while he or she...
<p>Officer Craig Durling approaches the cab of a tractor-trailer to issue a citation and return the driver&#39;s paperwork.</p>
Commercial Enforcement Violations
The two officers of the Torrance (Calif.) PD's Commercial...
 
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