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Dangers of Over-supervising  

January 15, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Over-supervising quashes initiative, creates morale problems (no one likes to be micro-managed), and creates respect issues.

<p>Photo: Michael T. Rayburn</p>

Realistic Gunfight Training  

December 31, 2014

By Michael T. Rayburn

Even though we are told to keep our distance from subjects to give us time to react to a threat, that's not always realistic. We have to move in and close the distance to deal with people on a daily basis, and our training should reflect that.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Seven Keys to Surviving Your Police Career  

December 3, 2014

By Amaury Murgado

In order to survive our complex environment, we must have a complete understanding and thorough working knowledge of what I call the "seven essential components" of a successful law enforcement career.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

Training: Keeping It Real  

November 26, 2014

By A.J. George

We need to train like we fight so to speak, and the best way to do that is through some form of reality-based training. I mean scenarios, role-playing, dynamic training.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

The Rear Wrist Lock  

November 26, 2014

By Michael Schlosser and Dallas Schlosser

One excellent technique for gaining control of a resisting person that doesn't require you to take him to the ground or use a weapon is the rear wrist lock.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

What Records Wants You to Know  

November 21, 2014

By Amaury Murgado

The end of your report is merely the start of a process that involves many gatekeepers. The keys to getting past the gatekeepers are found within your agency's records section.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

The 5 Biggest Search-and-Seizure Myths  

November 11, 2014

By Devallis Rutledge

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court made the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule binding on the states in the 1961 decision in Mapp v. Ohio, thousands of published decisions from state and federal courts have applied the exclusionary rule to thousands of searches and seizures. It's no wonder the 50-year tidal wave of exclusionary decisions has left confusion and misunderstanding in its wake. Here are five areas of the law that seem to suffer the most in translation.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Can Police Stop Killing Dogs?  

October 29, 2014

By David Griffith

As with other police encounters involving civilians and what the public perceives as bad outcomes, many dog shooting incidents are captured on video and posted on the Internet. Some officers have even been fired for shooting dogs.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

The 5 Biggest Miranda Myths  

October 28, 2014

By Devallis Rutledge

Some myths that have sprouted from Miranda have shown so much inertia that the Supreme Court has had to keep coming back to try to knock them down. Here are five of the most persistent.

Understanding Graham v. Connor  

October 27, 2014

By Mark Clark

Findings from Graham v. Connor will certainly be considered in the deadly use-of-force decision in Ferguson, Mo. Which is why every American law enforcement officer should have a sound understanding of the Graham case and what it means.

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