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Real World Weapon Retention  

April 1, 2009

By James Harbison

Often, the techniques we teach fail to address fully the reality of a violent, unpredictable attack aimed at taking away an officer's gun. Attacks are varied and unpredictable; our responses must be the same. The key is to balance structured techniques with options and variation.

Oregon (Ohio) Police Division  

April 1, 2009

By Bryn Bailer

When it comes to policing the especially permeable maritime borders running through the Great Lakes, security requires an "all hands on deck" approach.

Sightless Training  

March 1, 2009

By Tom Wetzel

I suspect a lot of agencies are probably not doing enough "no sight" or limited vision training and should consider its application in the training of defensive tactics, electronic control devices, OC spray, and addressing simple job specific tasks such as handling the equipment on our duty belts.

You Bet Your Badge  

March 1, 2009

By Dave Smith

One of the strangest things we do in our crime fighting career is play a strange game I like to call, "You Bet Your Badge." Having the thrill of that badge being pinned to your chest instantly enters you in the game where things you do and say can cause that wonderfully important piece of metal to be removed.

Off-Duty Survival  

February 1, 2009

By Adam Kasanof

Dealing with incidents when you're off duty can be very different from working in uniform. Before you involve yourself in an off-duty incident, it is imperative that you have a game plan in place. As my former boss often told us, "Failure to plan is planning to fail."

Survival is Your Responsibility  

January 1, 2009

By Michael T. Rayburn

Recent "scientific" studies have shown that officer-involved shootings happen very quickly…DUH! One only needs to talk to any officer who has ever been involved in a shooting to figure that out.

Hail-Fellow-Well-Met  

January 1, 2009

By Dave Smith

The door of the unmarked unit swung open and a giant of a man pulled himself out of the car. His humor and informal leadership skills made him not only our favorite instructor but the one who we all hoped to become.

What to Expect from Your FTO  

November 1, 2008

By Dean Scoville

Policing isn't like eHarmony.com. Recruits and field training officers won't be matched based on 29 personality dimensions guaranteed to predict long-term relationship success.

Courtroom Common Sense  

November 1, 2008

By Devallis Rutledge

Testifying might be unfamiliar territory, but a few tips can make it less painful.

Choosing the Right Police Department  

November 1, 2008

By Dwayne Orrick

Find a law enforcement agency that fits your personality and job expectations.

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