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<p>First, you need to establish if you&#39;re investigating a burglary (or other crime) in progress, or if the incident has ended. (Photo: StockPhoto.com)</p>

How to Investigate a Burglary  

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

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Using Force Scenarios for Training  

The vast majority of arrests are accomplished without any force being applied by police officers. But it helps to look at as many of the details as possible.

Personal Maintenance  

In the modern world there are many great reminders to help us make sure we do our maintenance chores right on time. I just wish the critical tools in my life had the same reminders.

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Secret Service Director Clancy Leaving Agency

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announced his retirement Tuesday, two years after President Barack Obama appointed him to head up the agency.

Video: 2 NC Officers, Deputy Injured in Motorcycle Crash During Training Exercise

Two Durham, NC, police motorcycle officers and a sheriff's deputy on a motorcycle were involved in a serious crash during a training exercise Tuesday afternoon in the 8500 block of South Lowell Road.

DC Council Member Proposing Move to Retain Experienced Officers

To combat violence in the city, Washington D.C. Council member Vincent Gray is proposing an incentive to keep experienced officers from retiring. This week, the council will consider emergency legislation to fund it.

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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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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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