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The Management Side of Leadership  

June 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

You often hear the word "leadership" used, but it has become so cliché that the real meaning has been all but lost. Many have pushed away the management side of the house and have ignored the fact that being an effective manager is a big part of a leader's job.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Strength in Numbers  

June 30, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Dallas Schlosser

If at all possible, arrests should be made using the principle of mass, which means having two officers for every suspect you arrest. There are two advantages to this: the arrestee is less likely to resist and two officers are more likely to be able to control the suspect if needed.

<p>Photo: Michael T. Rayburn</p>

Moving While Shooting  

May 31, 2015

By Michael T. Rayburn

There are a number of benefits to shooting while moving. First, a moving target is a much harder target to hit than one that is stationary. Secondly, it lessens that action-versus-reaction gap

<p>Photo: Amaury Murgado</p>

Reviewing Reports  

May 30, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

The success or failure of any law enforcement agency revolves around the quality of its paperwork. As a supervisor you must set high standards early on to ensure success. Everything you approve will have your name on it, and thus your subordinates' reports become yours.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Reacting to Gun Grabs  

April 30, 2015

By Michael Schlosser and Michael "Ben" Toberman

In addition to the built-in retention of your holster, there are some techniques and tactics that you need to know in order to keep your duty weapon in place during a physical altercation.


25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective  

April 29, 2015

By David Griffith

Because police training is in the news we thought it was a good time to ask veteran officers and trainers how they would improve law enforcement training and make it more effective. The following is collected from the comments of more than a dozen sources.

Ignorance or Noncompliance  

April 23, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

The one recurring issue we have as supervisors is dealing with problem employees. It's never easy but you can simplify it by remembering that most issues stem from either ignorance or noncompliance.

Carrying After Retirement  

March 31, 2015

By Chuck Klein

From middle age through our senior years, most of us start to experience some physical problems that can make shooting a handgun accurately much more difficult. Let's look at how you can address each of them.

'Fixing' Police Training  

March 31, 2015

By David Griffith

In the wake of last year's anti-police demonstrations, politicians made a lot of promises to "fix" policing and retrain officers to use force more sparingly. Now that some of these programs are being implemented, we are seeing the training may be sacrificing real world common sense about violence in favor of politically correct ideology.

What a Review Says About You  

March 27, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

Many supervisors assume that performance appraisals are only about the subordinate being evaluated, but an evaluation almost always ends up being more about the supervisor. Let me explain why with an example.

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