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Don't Forget about Your Baton  

October 10, 2016

By Michael Schlosser

Most officers have never used their batons as a striking tool, and most officers have either rarely or never used their baton as a leverage tool or control device.

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IADLEST NCP: Helping Officers Find Better Training  

October 7, 2016

By David Griffith

IADLEST's National Certification Program (NCP) evaluates both online and in-person training programs for law enforcement officers. IADLEST has both created a methodology and a process for evaluating training before granting its seal of approval.

Don't Be an Idea Person  

October 6, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

It's been said that ideas are a dime a dozen but the people who implement them are priceless. As a supervisor, you get to decide whether you're worth more than a dime.

Grip, Trigger Control, and Aiming  

September 6, 2016

By Gordon Beck

I refer to grip, trigger control, and aiming as the trifecta of handgun techniques. In the final analysis it is these three essential fundamentals that must be anchored firmly into your skill set.


Officer Fitness: Peak Performance and Recovery Training  

September 1, 2016

By George Ryan

There are science-based methods that have been developed to help manage the physical and mental stresses placed on high-level athletes and these methodologies can be adapted to help manage the physical and mental stresses that are placed upon you by this profession.

<p>Leaders can encourage one-on-one human interaction, which helps officers and the public see each other as real people, not stereotypes.</p>
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Leadership in an Anti-Police World  

September 1, 2016

By Kory Flowers

Unfortunately, some front-line police leaders are succumbing to the negativity. A few simple reminders of the power and efficacy of leaders who direct with intentionality and resolve may offer some insight and a recalibrated plan for modern-day leaders.

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12 Keys to a Successful Career  

August 12, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

There's a lot you can learn from veteran and retired officers who have worn the badge before you, including how to thrive and prosper in the law enforcement profession.

The Three Things Only You Can Control  

August 12, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Wouldn't you rather work with someone who has a good attitude? So would everyone else.

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Don't Fear the Recoil  

August 9, 2016

By Michael T. Rayburn

Some agencies have sold off their shotguns or traded them away in favor of the rifle. Rifles are great, but so are shotguns, and you should have both.

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Media: Getting in Front of the Story  

August 9, 2016

By Rod Bernsen

I know one thing for sure: neither cops nor reporters understand each other. The role of the media is to be a check on government, including law enforcement. And law enforcement's role is the motto written on the side of LAPD's patrol cars: "to protect and to serve."

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