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<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Reducing Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities  

It only makes sense that local law enforcement should help find ways to help motorcycle enthusiasts, even veteran riders, ride more safely. The only viable option most law enforcement agencies can help with outside of traffic enforcement is rider education.

The New Guard  

Capt. Rhonda Lawson, president of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), became the first female field captain in the Texas Highway Patrol's history. In her experience, many officers resent competition with minorities for desired positions.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Building Leaders  

Even if people receive some training, there is more to becoming a leader than taking a class. Training in all its aspects needs to change with the times. But it's a pervasive cultural issue. And it takes time to change a culture.

<p>Photo courtesy of MILO Range</p>

Training Outside of the Box  

The contemporary use-of-force simulator scenario has become much more of an immersive and realistic experience for the student. All of this technological innovation has led agencies and instructors to re-examine the ways they are using simulators for both recruit and in-service training.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Vehicle Ambush Training  

My agency recently presented an in-service training program on how to handle vehicle ambushes. We tackled the issue by focusing on the only three possible options available when attacked in your vehicle: retreat, run the suspect over, or get out and fight.

News

2014 Rising Shields of Law Enforcement Named by Illinois Chiefs of Police

Three up-and-coming leaders in various fields of law enforcement have been selected by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) as the "Rising Shields of Law Enforcement" for their leadership in advancing the field.

Washington Officer Fired After Failing to Arrest Fellow Officer

A Bellevue, Wash., police officer was fired Wednesday after failing to arrest a fellow officer he had pulled over for an alleged DUI.

Texas Could Get Millions for Active Shooter Training

A law enforcement training center based at Texas State University in San Marcos may receive millions of federal dollars to support programs that train officers how to handle situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting.

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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: 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...

Protecting Our Students and Teachers

In northern Kentucky, we are proposing the P.O.S.T. (Protecting Our Students and Teachers) program, which focuses on two...

 
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SHOT Show 2014
We sent Police Magazine contributing editor Mark W. Clark to...
<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...
<p>Camden County Police officers took over patrol duties on May 1.</p>
Camden County Police On Patrol
New officers with the Camden County (N.J.) Police...
<p>This officer&#39;s &quot;Bad Boy&quot; tattoo references Inner Circle&#39;s&nbsp;&quot;Cops&quot;&nbsp;theme song.</p>
Blue Ink: Reader Police Tattoos
We asked you to show us your "blue ink," and many of you...
 
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