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Criminal Justice Education Options for All Experience Levels  

June 1, 2017

Sponsored by Columbia Southern University

Find the degree program to fit your personal and professional goals in the criminal justice field.

Virtual Reality Opens Up New Training Opportunities for Officers  

May 1, 2017

Sponsored by American Military University

By By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

Virtual reality is gaining traction in the entertainment industry, but can the technology be used to improve officer training? Digital Immersion Reality Training - or DIRT - is proving it can with innovative programs that put officers through realistic training scenarios. Learn more about the upcoming launch of DIRT's immersive training and how it could change the future of officer training.

How Can Officers Address Drone Threats?  

March 1, 2017

Sponsored by American Military University

By Anthony Galante - Assistant Professor, AMU

What can police officers do if a drone is determined to be a threat? Threats from these devices are not limited to complaints of low-flying drones, but include danger to commercial airliners, government buildings and correctional facilities, to name a few. There are approximately 100 close calls or sightings every month between commercial airliners and drones.

<p>Photo by Lawrence Heiskell.</p>

The Twist That Saves Lives  

June 15, 2017

By David Griffith

Not that long ago any police commander who was buying tourniquets for officers and urging their use when appropriate would have been thought reckless. But now more officers are carrying these life-saving devices on duty.

<p>When conducting a search with a flashlight, you still face threats from areas that are not illuminated. (Photo: Edward M. Santos)</p>

Lights On or Lights Off  

June 10, 2017

By Edward M. Santos

Light on or light off when conducting building searches? After conducting a year of very specific testing, my answer remains the same: Turn the building or room lights on, if you can.

Preparedness, Not Paranoia  

June 10, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

We must be prepared to deal with danger but not feed into our emotions. Fear makes us irrational. Police officers cannot afford to be irrational.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Escaping from Standing Choke Holds  

May 12, 2017

By Michael Schlosser

The following are some basic escapes from various chokeholds. Keep in mind these escapes can include strikes on the assailant with personal weapons both before and during the escape.

<p>Photo: Getfitnow.com</p>

Tactical Strength  

May 12, 2017

By Stewart "Stew" Smith

Strength is the component that allows all other elements of fitness to prosper, and for the tactical athlete, tactical strength is an absolute must.

Establishing Priorities  

May 11, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

If we don't set priorities, we tend to follow the path of least resistance, avoiding the big and difficult jobs and thereby leading to delay or failure.

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