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Rappelling: Stopping the Fall  

August 24, 2015

By Christopher Feder

Rappelling is an important skill for law enforcement tactical teams, but improper training can lead to fatalities. 

<p><em>The LSL program stresses the complications found in close quarters, forcing officers to see, understand, and react faster. (Photo: Khyber Interactive Associates LLC)<br /></em></p>

Lights, Sights, and Lasers  

August 24, 2015

By Melanie Basich

The "Lights, Sights, and Lasers" training course is completely free to law enforcement officers and it provides always evolving training that is otherwise often hard to come by. 

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado</p>

Dealing With A Bad Attitude  

August 20, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

A person with a bad attitude can be disruptive to the workplace, it's not something you want in your unit but before you face the issue head on, make sure you've documented their bad tendencies. 

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Cops are Not Ninjas  

July 16, 2015

By Mildred K. "Missy" O'Linn

Understand that the law throughout this country is that officers are permitted to use objectively reasonable force under the totality of the circumstances, and that means they do not have to use deadly force only if nothing else would work.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

You Are Not Their Friend  

July 16, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

The role of a law enforcement supervisor is to lead, motivate, and help accomplish the agency's mission. Nowhere in that role does it state you have to be everyone's friend.

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Critical Incident Drills: Staging a Dress Rehearsal  

June 30, 2015

By David Griffith

Before a sheriff or chief is going to sign off on committing resources to a practical critical incident exercise, you will have to convince him or her of need. And he or she will likely be more receptive to the idea if you have done some work and determined what bugs need to be worked out in your response plan.

The Management Side of Leadership  

June 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

You often hear the word "leadership" used, but it has become so cliché that the real meaning has been all but lost. Many have pushed away the management side of the house and have ignored the fact that being an effective manager is a big part of a leader's job.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Strength in Numbers  

June 30, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Dallas Schlosser

If at all possible, arrests should be made using the principle of mass, which means having two officers for every suspect you arrest. There are two advantages to this: the arrestee is less likely to resist and two officers are more likely to be able to control the suspect if needed.

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Moving While Shooting  

May 31, 2015

By Michael T. Rayburn

There are a number of benefits to shooting while moving. First, a moving target is a much harder target to hit than one that is stationary. Secondly, it lessens that action-versus-reaction gap

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Reviewing Reports  

May 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

The success or failure of any law enforcement agency revolves around the quality of its paperwork. As a supervisor you must set high standards early on to ensure success. Everything you approve will have your name on it, and thus your subordinates' reports become yours.

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