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Sightless Training  

March 1, 2009

I suspect a lot of agencies are probably not doing enough "no sight" or limited vision training and should consider its application in the training of defensive tactics, electronic control devices, OC spray, and addressing simple job specific tasks such as handling the equipment on our duty belts.

You Bet Your Badge  

March 1, 2009

One of the strangest things we do in our crime fighting career is play a strange game I like to call, "You Bet Your Badge." Having the thrill of that badge being pinned to your chest instantly enters you in the game where things you do and say can cause that wonderfully important piece of metal to be removed.

Off-Duty Survival  

February 1, 2009

Dealing with incidents when you're off duty can be very different from working in uniform. Before you involve yourself in an off-duty incident, it is imperative that you have a game plan in place. As my former boss often told us, "Failure to plan is planning to fail."

Hail-Fellow-Well-Met  

January 1, 2009

The door of the unmarked unit swung open and a giant of a man pulled himself out of the car. His humor and informal leadership skills made him not only our favorite instructor but the one who we all hoped to become.

What to Expect from Your FTO  

November 1, 2008

Policing isn't like eHarmony.com. Recruits and field training officers won't be matched based on 29 personality dimensions guaranteed to predict long-term relationship success.

Courtroom Common Sense  

November 1, 2008

Testifying might be unfamiliar territory, but a few tips can make it less painful.

Choosing the Right Police Department  

November 1, 2008

Find a law enforcement agency that fits your personality and job expectations.

5 Moves That Could Save Your Life  

November 1, 2008

When teaching defensive tactics, simple is better. If you can't execute a technique automatically under stress, it won't do you any good. In fact, it could get you killed. These techniques could save you.

Hazing and Rites of Passage  

November 1, 2008

You can expect to be put through the ringer and served up some humble pie, but a police department is not a college fraternity.

Keeping up with Case Law  

November 1, 2008

Much of what I learned in basic academy in the late 1960s is no longer good law. If I were still operating on the basis of 40-year-old understandings, I wouldn't be very effective.

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