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<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Mental Toughness  

September 4, 2015

By Dave Smith

It's called the McGuire-Ivey-Lattner Model of Mental Toughness, and coaches are using it to focus their athletes and build their mental skills. I think crime fighters should use it, too.


How to Become a Bomb Tech  

September 4, 2015

By David Griffith

There are many more officers who want to wear the fabled bomb tech symbol of laurel leaves, electric bolts, and an aerial known as the "crab" than there are positions available.

<p>Photo: Officer Adam Baker, Aledo (Ill.) PD</p>

Instinct and Knife Attack Defense  

September 4, 2015

By Michael Schlosser

It is ridiculous to think that an officer could take a single defensive tactics course that teaches specific techniques for knife defense and then be prepared for a knife attack.

Getting Your Project Approved  

September 4, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Support for your idea starts when you get decision-makers on your side by being brief and to the point.


Rappelling: Stopping the Fall  

August 24, 2015

By Christopher Feder

Rappelling is an important skill for law enforcement tactical teams, but improper training can lead to fatalities. 

<p><em>The LSL program stresses the complications found in close quarters, forcing officers to see, understand, and react faster. (Photo: Khyber Interactive Associates LLC)<br /></em></p>

Lights, Sights, and Lasers  

August 24, 2015

By Melanie Basich

The "Lights, Sights, and Lasers" training course is completely free to law enforcement officers and it provides always evolving training that is otherwise often hard to come by. 

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado</p>

Dealing With A Bad Attitude  

August 20, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

A person with a bad attitude can be disruptive to the workplace, it's not something you want in your unit but before you face the issue head on, make sure you've documented their bad tendencies. 


Cops are Not Ninjas  

July 16, 2015

By Mildred K. "Missy" O'Linn

Understand that the law throughout this country is that officers are permitted to use objectively reasonable force under the totality of the circumstances, and that means they do not have to use deadly force only if nothing else would work.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

You Are Not Their Friend  

July 16, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

The role of a law enforcement supervisor is to lead, motivate, and help accomplish the agency's mission. Nowhere in that role does it state you have to be everyone's friend.

<p>Photo: Team One Network</p>

Critical Incident Drills: Staging a Dress Rehearsal  

June 30, 2015

By David Griffith

Before a sheriff or chief is going to sign off on committing resources to a practical critical incident exercise, you will have to convince him or her of need. And he or she will likely be more receptive to the idea if you have done some work and determined what bugs need to be worked out in your response plan.

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