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Staying Safe on Your Second Job  

May 4, 2016

By Melanie Basich

If you decide you want to work an extra security job at a local business to make some extra money or just because it sounds fun, be aware of what you're taking on. And do everything you can to stay safe while working this type of job.

Having Skin in the Game  

May 4, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Have you ever been in a situation where you were trying to find out why something happened and you got nowhere? Nobody cared because no one was holding them accountable.

<p>Jon Adler, President, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association</p>

Don’t Ban the “21-Foot Rule”  

May 4, 2016

By Jon Adler

The 21-foot rule originated 33 years ago in Salt Lake City as a reaction time experiment by Lt. Dennis Tueller, but it is entirely unjustifiable to dismiss it as an "outdated concept."

<p>Photo: First Tactical</p>

Police Product Test: First Tactical Tactix BDU Pants and Shirt and 8" Boot  

April 8, 2016

By A.J. George

Aside from the obvious quality and design, the thing that stood out most to me about the Tactix BDUs was their fit. The boots were surprisingly light and comfortable.

<p>Last year the Las Vegas Metro PD motorcycle unit rode 1.7 million miles and experienced only four accidents that were caused by something the officer did or didn&#39;t do. Photo: Las Vegas Police Department.</p>

Protecting and Serving on Two Wheels  

April 8, 2016

By David Griffith

It would be hard to come up with an area of the country that presents more of a difficult year-round operating environment for motorcycle officers than Las Vegas. Traffic throughout the area is bad and on the Strip and downtown it sometimes doesn't move at all. Tourists are in town to have a good time, which often means more than a few intoxicating beverages and that means drunk driving.

Three Strikes and You're Out  

April 7, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

I document my attempts to seek people's cooperation and move on. It's my "If it's not important to you, it's not important to me" axiom.

<p>Firearms training for bicycle officers is not just about weapons manipulation and accurate shooting. The training must also incorporate what to do with the bike and how to get to cover. (PHOTO: Scott Parr/IPMBA)</p>

How to Join a Bicycle Unit  

April 6, 2016

By Christian Bailey

A great bicycle officer has a strong service mentality, paramount knowledge of laws, a thirst for new knowledge, and someone who can adapt to change easily. If this describes you, your agency's bicycle unit might be a good fit.


A Revolution in Use-of-Force Policy and Training?  

March 7, 2016

By Greg Meyer

A battle is brewing among law enforcement leadership organizations about whether and how to change police use-of-force policy and training to be kinder and gentler.

<p>Draw your handgun while raising your elbow up. Once the gun has cleared the holster, drop your elbow straight down into your side, pointing the gun straight ahead at the intended target. Keep your gun and forearm parallel to the ground.</p>
<p>(Photo: Michael T. Rayburn)</p>

Shooting from the Hip  

March 4, 2016

By Michael T. Rayburn

Hip shooting can give you the edge you need to defeat an assailant that's close to you. At close distances all we're looking for is hits on a human-sized target.

<p>Photo: Police File</p>

De-Escalation Training: Learning to Back Off  

March 2, 2016

By David Griffith

De-escalation training is not new nor innovative. The philosophy behind the training is that officers need to take every opportunity to slow down a situation when possible.

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