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Carrying After Retirement  

From middle age through our senior years, most of us start to experience some physical problems that can make shooting a handgun accurately much more difficult. Let's look at how you can address each of them.

'Fixing' Police Training  

In the wake of last year's anti-police demonstrations, politicians made a lot of promises to "fix" policing and retrain officers to use force more sparingly. Now that some of these programs are being implemented, we are seeing the training may be sacrificing real world common sense about violence in favor of politically correct ideology.

What a Review Says About You  

Many supervisors assume that performance appraisals are only about the subordinate being evaluated, but an evaluation almost always ends up being more about the supervisor. Let me explain why with an example.

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Training: Canine to K-9  

The decision to take a dog and transform it into a highly trained law enforcement animal isn't one to be taken lightly. It is a commitment, with year-round responsibility—both on and off-duty—for the dog and the humans who work with the dog.

Cultivating a Relationship with Campus Police  

If you're an officer working in a college town, you need to understand the operational differences and similarities between your agency and that of the local campus police or security force so you can all work together effectively.

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ASPCA Poll Reveals LEOs Lack Resources, Training to Properly Address Dog Fighting

A nationwide poll of law enforcement released today by the ASPCA exposes serious obstacles for law enforcement to investigate one of the most horrific forms of animal cruelty—dog fighting.

Ring's Debuts Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact Bluegun

The new Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact training pistol replica from Ring's Manufacturing is molded from solid blue polyurethane to differentiate it from a live weapon.

Former Officers Protecting Medical Marijuana Industry in Illinois

As police officers, part of their jobs was to put away drug sellers and users. Now, former law enforcement officials are doing private security work for Illinois' now-legal medical marijuana industry.

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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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