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<p>Photo: Daniel Abidin</p>

Increasing Speed and Power  

April 10, 2017

By Al Abidin

The startle reflex is your natural response to sudden noise or pain. Everyone has it, and I'm going to give you four steps to change your startle reflex into an effective defense technique I call the "converted startle."

Your Role as a Supervisor  

April 10, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Just doing your job is not enough. You have to fulfill your role as a supervisor, which encompasses much more.

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Train Like You Mean It  

March 13, 2017

By Melanie Basich

Not every law enforcement agency has the resources to build a brand-new facility from the ground up. But there are many ways to upgrade department facilities and improve officers' training experiences to help them succeed.

<p>Amaury Murgado</p>

Developing Managerial Effectiveness  

March 13, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Managerial effectiveness includes skills such as time management, strategic thinking, and decision-making. The challenge for any supervisor is to develop relevant skills in order to be more effective.

<p>A weapon light can be used even in daylight to provide officers some concealment. (Photo: Brian Marshall)</p>

Tactical Illuminator Training  

March 13, 2017

By Brian Marshall

Over the last 10 years of sharing what I have learned about weapon-mounted lights, I have heard the same questions, concerns, and training issues from departments around the country. I have found that discussing Jeff Cooper's Rules of Firearms Safety in reverse is an easy way to hit all of the bases for a solid tactical illuminator training program.

<p>First, you need to establish if you&#39;re investigating a burglary (or other crime) in progress, or if the incident has ended. (Photo: StockPhoto.com)</p>

How to Investigate a Burglary  

February 9, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

<p>Photo: Carla Blazek </p>

Using Force Scenarios for Training  

February 8, 2017

By Michael Schlosser

The vast majority of arrests are accomplished without any force being applied by police officers. But it helps to look at as many of the details as possible.

Personal Maintenance  

February 7, 2017

By Dave Smith

In the modern world there are many great reminders to help us make sure we do our maintenance chores right on time. I just wish the critical tools in my life had the same reminders.

Self-Discipline  

February 7, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Not too long ago, I was asked to identify the one leadership characteristic that rises above all others as the most important. Though I was intrigued by the question and was prepared to give it a great deal of thought, I came up with an answer almost immediately. It was a trait instilled in me while serving in the military: self-discipline.

No One Cares?  

January 6, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

People who care make things happen. People who don't care just complain.

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