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Safe Searching: The Standing Basic Search  

March 28, 2011

We search people in a variety of field situations and legal circumstances. As far as officer safety skills are concerned, I believe pat search techniques to be one of the most critical skills given too little emphasis in training, and therefore worthy of analysis.

Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.

Workplace Communication: Closing the Generation Gap  

February 17, 2011

For the first time in history, we have four generations working side by side in the modern workplace. They consist of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials (also known as Generation Y or Nexters). With four different groups working together, there is bound to be a collision between each other's set of values.

'Don't Talk To My Client!'  

February 7, 2011

The Constitution does not forbid you to talk to a person just because that person has an attorney, or just because the attorney tells you not to do it. Instead, the law focuses on whether the suspect is willing to talk without his or her attorney present.

PHOTO: Dave Douglas

The Hazards of Patrolling In Snow  

January 27, 2011

Winter poses unique dangers for the patrol officer. Dealing with these threats is a matter of weather-proofing yourself both mentally and physically.

Stopping Gun Grabs  

January 11, 2011

When asked to demonstrate weapon retention, most officers place both hands on their holstered handgun and move their hips violently from side to side. This technique is good. But before you are able to react in this manner, the suspect can bridge the open space between you, lower his shoulders, and extend his hands to touch your holstered firearm. Try using a technique that provides a faster reaction.

What I Wish I'd Told Them  

January 4, 2011

Life's unfair. Get over it. If you understand this point you will have a long and healthy career and make it to retirement without hating everyone around you.

How to Master Report Writing  

November 22, 2010

Whenever anyone talks about report writing, images of my academy class and the boring report writing segment always comes to mind. What I didn't know then, but know now, is just how important report writing really is.

Illusion of Confidence  

October 31, 2010

The scary part is when we ourselves are confidently wrong we're completely oblivious to it.

Developing Training Acronyms  

September 8, 2010

One of the best ways to train law enforcement officers in a classroom setting is to chunk up material into quickly memorized bites. You can also maximize the effectiveness of training by using a variety of memory aids.

Bottom fist strikes rarely result in any open cuts to the officer. But don't refer to the technique as a "hammer fist" or juries might get the wrong idea in court.

Safer Strikes  

August 5, 2010

Trading blood with suspects is not a good idea - even if you do knock them out with your punch. Instead, learn four strikes that can lessen the likelihood of injury and transfer of blood.

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