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Reacting to Gun Grabs  

April 30, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Michael "Ben" Toberman

In addition to the built-in retention of your holster, there are some techniques and tactics that you need to know in order to keep your duty weapon in place during a physical altercation.

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25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective  

April 29, 2015

By David Griffith

Because police training is in the news we thought it was a good time to ask veteran officers and trainers how they would improve law enforcement training and make it more effective. The following is collected from the comments of more than a dozen sources.

Ignorance or Noncompliance  

April 23, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

The one recurring issue we have as supervisors is dealing with problem employees. It's never easy but you can simplify it by remembering that most issues stem from either ignorance or noncompliance.

Carrying After Retirement  

March 31, 2015

By Chuck Klein

From middle age through our senior years, most of us start to experience some physical problems that can make shooting a handgun accurately much more difficult. Let's look at how you can address each of them.

'Fixing' Police Training  

March 31, 2015

By David Griffith

In the wake of last year's anti-police demonstrations, politicians made a lot of promises to "fix" policing and retrain officers to use force more sparingly. Now that some of these programs are being implemented, we are seeing the training may be sacrificing real world common sense about violence in favor of politically correct ideology.

What a Review Says About You  

March 27, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Many supervisors assume that performance appraisals are only about the subordinate being evaluated, but an evaluation almost always ends up being more about the supervisor. Let me explain why with an example.

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Training: Canine to K-9  

March 6, 2015

By Mark Fox

The decision to take a dog and transform it into a highly trained law enforcement animal isn't one to be taken lightly. It is a commitment, with year-round responsibility—both on and off-duty—for the dog and the humans who work with the dog.

Cultivating a Relationship with Campus Police  

February 28, 2015

By Melanie Basich

If you're an officer working in a college town, you need to understand the operational differences and similarities between your agency and that of the local campus police or security force so you can all work together effectively.

Be Specific  

February 11, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Supervisors must be specific when they communicate, or expect to pay the price for not doing so. Specificity is important for three main reasons: to ensure the success of the task, to eliminate any questionable officer issues, and in case disciplinary actions become required.

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Fight from the Guard on the Ground  

February 6, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Jack McVicker

Let's discuss the best strategy to deal with the situation where you are forced to the ground by the arrestee, who ends up in your "guard" (on top but not mounted—simply between your legs).

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