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When seconds count…  

March 22, 2018

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In a world where seconds count, officers cannot afford for their timepiece to fail.

Criminal Justice Education Options for All Experience Levels  

October 1, 2017

Sponsored by Columbia Southern University

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

<p>You can increase the realism of simulator training for your officers by filming scenarios in your jurisdiction. <em>Photo: Lon Bartel</em></p>

Adding More Realism to Training  

April 4, 2018

By Lon Bartel

Officers perform better when their training includes drills and scenarios that require them to use their skills in context under realistic conditions.

<p><em>Photo: POLICE file</em></p>

Maintaining Your Force  

April 3, 2018

By Melanie Basich

To avoid needlessly recruiting additional officers, agencies are working to keep current officers happy in their careers.

<p><em>Photo: Michigan State Police</em></p>

Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box  

April 3, 2018

By Melanie Basich

Agencies are being forced to embrace new ways of reaching potential hires to fill their ranks.

<p>Andrew Gonzales, VP of Eastern Beacon Industries, leads a class on active shooter response at LEEP 2018. (Photo: Michael Hamann)</p>

Free Law Enforcement Training  

March 2, 2018

By David Griffith

Here's a look at four programs that offer high-quality training for free (or extremely low cost) to sworn officers.

<p>The Wolverine punch can be executed easily as you arise from a seated position. This is much better than waiting to stand up and then punching your attacker.&nbsp; (Photo: Al Abidin)</p>

The Wolverine Punch  

March 2, 2018

By Al Abidin

By striking quickly and minimizing the return force in your fist, you can deliver a more effective blow and protect the bones of your hands.

<p>Inside the Virtra 300 wraparound simulator at Haley Strategic Train, students learn to apply scientific research principles to improve shooting and judgment skills. (Photo: Haley Strategic Train)</p>

Training Simulators: Going Beyond Shoot, Don't Shoot  

March 1, 2018

By David Griffith

Here's a look at what can be done when simulator training is taken to the next level.

<p>Jon Adler</p>

The LEOSA Blues  

March 1, 2018

By Jon Adler

On Dec. 8, I retired from law enforcement after serving over 26 years, and joined the ranks of the LEOSA elite. The next day, I panicked and poked myself to see if blue blood was still running through my veins.

<p>If your hands are down by your side, you&#39;re not in the best possible tactical position. A better position is hands up and out in front of you, as in the &quot;tactical thinking stance.&quot; This stance projects a professional image and position of advantage. <em>Photo: Dave Young</em></p>

Pre-Attack Indicators  

February 8, 2018

By Dave Young

Learn how to tell someone is about to assault you long before they make their first move.

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