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<p>Training needs to prepare you for the infrequent but high-danger stresses of patrol, as well as the frequent lower danger activities. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

The Patrol Athlete  

September 4, 2018

By P. Whitney Richtmyer and Will Brink

If you work patrol, you'll benefit from an exercise regimen focused on functional strength training specific to your daily duties.

<p>Veteran LEOs tend to wear Hawaiian shirts or sometimes bowling shirts. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

The Old Guy League  

September 4, 2018

By William Harvey

This old guy league is a collection of distinguished and often colorful characters; take time to get to know a few. It is very important for the older generations to pass on the institutional knowledge and share the hard lessons learned for this profession to progress.

<p>Mid-level police officers play a pivotal role in balancing the demands of task-oriented and empowering leadership. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

How Police Leaders Can Get the Best Work from Their Officers  

September 4, 2018

By Russell Hassan,Jongsoo Park,Jos C.N. Raadschelders

Research suggests that empowerment is an important vehicle for improving service delivery and performance.

<p>Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie</p>

Off-Duty Safety Tips  

August 30, 2018

By Doug Wyllie

It's no secret that groups like Antifa and Anonymous are simpatico, and when you add BLM activists to the mix, you have a troika of anti-police groups that is not to be underestimated. Consequently, officers must maintain vigilant watch for threats while off duty.

<p>(Photo: W. Thomas Smith Jr.)</p>

The Evolution of SWAT Operator Selection  

August 8, 2018

By W. Thomas Smith Jr.

The SWAT candidate assessment process at a South Carolina agency shows how tactical teams are looking for more than just extreme athletes and great shots.

<p>(Photo: Franklin Rau)</p>

Improving SWAT Operations  

August 8, 2018

By David Griffith

Experts say the chance for positive outcomes during tactical team callouts will increase with better selection of team members, organization of teams, training of operators and commanders; and with more effective use of equipment and technology.

<p>(Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Tactical Medical Response to School Shootings  

August 8, 2018

By Daniel Greene

Officers trained in first aid responding to school shootings have to do what they can to help the victims who can be saved.

<p>Get as fit as you can before entering the academy because passing the test to get in is just the beginning. (Photo: POLICE File)</p>

How To Survive the Academy  

August 7, 2018

By Ronnie Wendt

Police Academy Instructor Patrick Martin shares 10 tips to help prospective officers meet the rigors of police training.

<p>The function of the Cover Officer is to provide cover and a force presence that sends a message to the subject or any other people nearby that he or she is there to watch over and protect the Contact Officer. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Is Contact and Cover Dead?  

July 13, 2018

By Steve Albrecht

So what happened? Why does Contact and Cover seem to have faded into obscurity?

<p>We don&#39;t ever want the bad guy to have the advantage in any situation, especially in low light. Turn the lights on and ruin his night vision. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

Working in Low Light  

July 13, 2018

By Michael T. Rayburn

Criminals like the dark, and we have to know how to counter their use of poorly lit locations and nighttime hiding places.

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