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Preparedness, Not Paranoia  

June 10, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

We must be prepared to deal with danger but not feed into our emotions. Fear makes us irrational. Police officers cannot afford to be irrational.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Escaping from Standing Choke Holds  

May 12, 2017

By Michael Schlosser

The following are some basic escapes from various chokeholds. Keep in mind these escapes can include strikes on the assailant with personal weapons both before and during the escape.

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

Tactical Strength  

May 12, 2017

By Stewart "Stew" Smith

Strength is the component that allows all other elements of fitness to prosper, and for the tactical athlete, tactical strength is an absolute must.

Establishing Priorities  

May 11, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

If we don't set priorities, we tend to follow the path of least resistance, avoiding the big and difficult jobs and thereby leading to delay or failure.

<p>Photo: Daniel Abidin</p>

Increasing Speed and Power  

April 10, 2017

By Al Abidin

The startle reflex is your natural response to sudden noise or pain. Everyone has it, and I'm going to give you four steps to change your startle reflex into an effective defense technique I call the "converted startle."

Your Role as a Supervisor  

April 10, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Just doing your job is not enough. You have to fulfill your role as a supervisor, which encompasses much more.

<p>Photo: Alliance Police Training Facility</p>

Train Like You Mean It  

March 13, 2017

By Melanie Basich

Not every law enforcement agency has the resources to build a brand-new facility from the ground up. But there are many ways to upgrade department facilities and improve officers' training experiences to help them succeed.

<p>Amaury Murgado</p>

Developing Managerial Effectiveness  

March 13, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Managerial effectiveness includes skills such as time management, strategic thinking, and decision-making. The challenge for any supervisor is to develop relevant skills in order to be more effective.

<p>A weapon light can be used even in daylight to provide officers some concealment. (Photo: Brian Marshall)</p>

Tactical Illuminator Training  

March 13, 2017

By Brian Marshall

Over the last 10 years of sharing what I have learned about weapon-mounted lights, I have heard the same questions, concerns, and training issues from departments around the country. I have found that discussing Jeff Cooper's Rules of Firearms Safety in reverse is an easy way to hit all of the bases for a solid tactical illuminator training program.

<p>First, you need to establish if you&#39;re investigating a burglary (or other crime) in progress, or if the incident has ended. (Photo: StockPhoto.com)</p>

How to Investigate a Burglary  

February 9, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

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