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Taking Charge of Yourself  

March 2, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Supervisors often hear that they are to lead by example, but what does that really mean? You are the first person who has to obey in order to comply with the very things you demand of others.

<p>Photo: Jinsei Institute</p>

Balance Manipulation in Arrest and Control  

February 29, 2016

By Thomas Holmes and Sam Eggleston

The system, called "JET," is a product of the Jinsei Institute of Durango, CO, which maintains that the use of balance manipulation can decrease a subject's ability to move, resist, or escalate and give trained officers significant advantages during approach and contact.

<p>Photo: Christophor Periatt</p>

Real World Weapon Retention Tactics  

January 29, 2016

By Christophor Periatt

Retention holsters have their benefits and can help you defeat some gun grabs, but all officers also need to know how to defeat the attacker physically during a gun grab attack.

Order of Operations  

January 28, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Let's take a look at each paragraph individually and see how the Marine Corps' planning format might be used in planning a law enforcement operation or project.

<p>Photo: iStockphoto.com</p>

How to Survive a Public Relations Nightmare  

January 7, 2016

By Michael Cloud

Too often the old adage becomes true: "A lie travels around the world while the truth is lacing up its shoes." But it doesn't have to be this way. You can survive and come out stronger from a PR nightmare. Here's how.

<p>The focus of shoot-don&#39;t shoot firearms training should be learning to make good decisions about when to use deadly force and applying those decision-making skills under pressure.</p>

Take Your Firearms Training Seriously  

December 28, 2015

By Matt Szady

We talked to the officers in question after each event, telling them they needed to slow down enough to be able to make correct decisions and to get good solid hits high center mass on the targets. One of the officers later asked me how they are supposed to balance slowing down with wanting to shoot quickly enough to not get shot during a real incident.

Train Wreck  

December 28, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

After 15 minutes of work to free the transport stuck on the tracks, an eight-car commuter train carrying 90 people rounds the bend and slams into the turbine, derailing four of the eight cars. At least 60 people are injured. You are the only supervisor available that day.

The Radar Functions of a Supervisor  

December 21, 2015

By Amaury Murgado

If an officer has gone from a go-getter to a no-getter, find out why.

Self-Inflicted Wounds  

December 3, 2015

By Devallis Rutledge

There are times when "tactical language" may be the only thing some suspects respond to. But that doesn't mean profanity should be your default method of communicating with everyone with whom you come in contact.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Snack Food  

November 17, 2015

By Dave Smith

Years ago, while working at the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN), I heard an anecdote from one of the producers who had worked on a corn chip commercial earlier in her career. This event helped her put things in perspective in whatever she did for the rest of her life.

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