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

Drawing from Non-Duty Holsters  

June 10, 2014

In law enforcement training we tend to focus only on how to draw a full-size service pistol from a duty holster. Let's look at some preferred techniques for drawing from a variety of concealed carry, off-duty, and special operation holsters.

<p>Successful LEOs seek out knowledge. One way is to work with other units.Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

3 Things to Make You a Success  

May 23, 2014

I have found there are three essential characteristics that are common to all outstanding LEOs: having curiosity, maintaining a sense of urgency, and having a thirst for knowledge. It's easy to remember the three if you use the acronym "CUT."

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Suspect Contact and Control  

May 2, 2014

It's critically important for you to be able to control the suspect at the point of initial contact, and it is equally important for you to have control tactic options once the initial contact is made.

<p>Photo: Vincent Taroc</p>

Stop and Frisk?  

May 1, 2014

Many people who use the term "stop and frisk" fail to realize that there actually is no such concept in the law, and that the phrase "stop and frisk" couples two constitutionally distinct activities that do not necessarily coincide. This misunderstanding is easily traced to the coincidence in Terry v. Ohio.

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

Whistleblowers Sounding the Alarm  

April 25, 2014

Regardless of how they are viewed, whistleblowers' capacity to effect change within their agencies often eclipses that of those with more formally acknowledged power.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Reducing Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities  

April 8, 2014

It only makes sense that local law enforcement should help find ways to help motorcycle enthusiasts, even veteran riders, ride more safely. The only viable option most law enforcement agencies can help with outside of traffic enforcement is rider education.

The New Guard  

March 31, 2014

Capt. Rhonda Lawson, president of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), became the first female field captain in the Texas Highway Patrol's history. In her experience, many officers resent competition with minorities for desired positions.

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

Building Leaders  

March 31, 2014

Even if people receive some training, there is more to becoming a leader than taking a class. Training in all its aspects needs to change with the times. But it's a pervasive cultural issue. And it takes time to change a culture.

<p>Photo courtesy of MILO Range</p>

Training Outside of the Box  

March 21, 2014

The contemporary use-of-force simulator scenario has become much more of an immersive and realistic experience for the student. All of this technological innovation has led agencies and instructors to re-examine the ways they are using simulators for both recruit and in-service training.

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Vehicle Ambush Training  

March 20, 2014

My agency recently presented an in-service training program on how to handle vehicle ambushes. We tackled the issue by focusing on the only three possible options available when attacked in your vehicle: retreat, run the suspect over, or get out and fight.

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