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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.

Photo courtesy of Zuma Press.

Understanding Probable Cause  

May 18, 2010

Probable cause is much less than proof "beyond a reasonable doubt," which the prosecutor must meet in order to convict a defendant. But PC is something more than the "reasonable suspicion" required to justify a temporary investigative detention.

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10 Rookie Errors To Avoid  

May 18, 2010

Unfortunately, many officers fail to meet the required standards and may find their on-the-job training program to be an insurmountable hurdle. Consequently, many officers are terminated or quit while involved in this process.

5 Ways to Survive Edged Weapon Threats  

March 18, 2010

Immediately the suspect lunged to cover the 11 feet between himself and Officer Chambers, who didn't have a chance to draw his gun.

Cognitive Dissonance  

March 11, 2010

I focused on several likely hiding places: a container of Comet cleanser, filled with just cleanser; a PVC piece of pipe—only a bomb; a box of "SOS" pads....wait a minute!

How to Watch the Hands  

January 28, 2010

It is imperative that you be able to recognize when suspects are using their hands to access and deploy weapons so you know how to respond. Never bring a control hold to a gun fight.

Working on the Loon Mountain (N.H.) Ski Patrol requires wearing an easy to spot uniform and spending plenty of time on the ski slopes.

Loon Mountain (N.H.) Ski Patrol  

November 19, 2009

The bread-and-butter calls on Paul Hayes' beat are ones you might expect: traffic control, investigating thefts, finding lost children, and handling unruly public intoxicants. Then there are the ones you might not expect: evacuating aerial chair lifts, transporting injured people via sled, and dealing with drug- or alcohol-fueled "Ski.U.I." incidents.

How You Can Become a Better Cop Right Now  

November 12, 2009

Becoming a better cop may not ensure formal recognition such as a promotion, but it'll virtually guarantee it informally. It'll simultaneously help you to do your job faster and increase your prospects to work elsewhere.

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