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<p>Mark Divine of SEALIFT leads athletes through a breathing and meditation exercise. (Photo: Mark Divine)</p>

Making Meditation Not Suck  

May 3, 2018

By George Ryan

If you start slow and adapt your meditation practice to the first responder lifestyle you'll be able to reap the benefits.

<p>Many law enforcement officers no longer carry a baton, but it is still a very useful tool. The baton gives officers another effective force option. (Photo: Peacekeeper Products International)</p>

Batons: More Than Just a Club  

May 3, 2018

By Ron Martinelli

The baton is a multi-purpose tool that you can use to strike a subject, push a subject away, or as a lever to move a subject into a control position.

<p>Having a clear outline and vision is the first step to creating effective policy. (Photo: Getty Images)</p>

How To Develop a Policy  

May 2, 2018

By Amaury Murgado

Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.

<p>You can increase the realism of simulator training for your officers by filming scenarios in your jurisdiction. <em>Photo: Lon Bartel</em></p>

Adding More Realism to Training  

April 4, 2018

By Lon Bartel

Officers perform better when their training includes drills and scenarios that require them to use their skills in context under realistic conditions.

<p><em>Photo: POLICE file</em></p>

Maintaining Your Force  

April 3, 2018

By Melanie Basich

To avoid needlessly recruiting additional officers, agencies are working to keep current officers happy in their careers.

<p><em>Photo: Michigan State Police</em></p>

Thinking Outside of the Recruiting Box  

April 3, 2018

By Melanie Basich

Agencies are being forced to embrace new ways of reaching potential hires to fill their ranks.

<p>Andrew Gonzales, VP of Eastern Beacon Industries, leads a class on active shooter response at LEEP 2018. (Photo: Michael Hamann)</p>

Free Law Enforcement Training  

March 2, 2018

By David Griffith

Here's a look at four programs that offer high-quality training for free (or extremely low cost) to sworn officers.

<p>The Wolverine punch can be executed easily as you arise from a seated position. This is much better than waiting to stand up and then punching your attacker.&nbsp; (Photo: Al Abidin)</p>

The Wolverine Punch  

March 2, 2018

By Al Abidin

By striking quickly and minimizing the return force in your fist, you can deliver a more effective blow and protect the bones of your hands.

<p>Inside the Virtra 300 wraparound simulator at Haley Strategic Train, students learn to apply scientific research principles to improve shooting and judgment skills. (Photo: Haley Strategic Train)</p>

Training Simulators: Going Beyond Shoot, Don't Shoot  

March 1, 2018

By David Griffith

Here's a look at what can be done when simulator training is taken to the next level.

<p>Jon Adler</p>

The LEOSA Blues  

March 1, 2018

By Jon Adler

On Dec. 8, I retired from law enforcement after serving over 26 years, and joined the ranks of the LEOSA elite. The next day, I panicked and poked myself to see if blue blood was still running through my veins.

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