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<p>Law enforcement has changed a great deal over the years, largely in response to lessons learned in major incidents. Photo: Police Historical Society and LAPD</p>

Learning from the Past  

October 16, 2017

By Mike Burg

By studying the threats faced by officers years ago, today's police can prepare themselves for what they might face and develop the tactics, the training, and the mindset to prevail.

<p>It&#39;s important to dedicate officers&#39; limited time for DT training to the situations officers are most likely to face on the job. Photo: KEVIN DILLON</p>

Analyze Your Training Curriculum  

October 16, 2017

By Kevin Dillion

Trainers who are not adjusting their programs to meet the actual needs of their officers are making a big mistake that could lead to bad outcomes.

There Is No Off The Record  

October 16, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

If someone at work tells you something in confidence, it's still your job to share the information if warranted.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?  

October 14, 2017

By Brian Landers

The origins of today’s concepts of de-escalation derive from the evolution of crisis communications. While these concepts are practical and effective in some situations, they are useless and even dangerous in others.

<p>Sheriff Paul Penzone (Photo: Allan Henry)</p>

Sheriff Paul  

October 14, 2017

By Leslie Pfeiffer

The new sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ, must deal with the legacy of Sheriff Joe while working to reshape his agency into what he believes it should be.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

How To…Adjust to a New Agency  

October 9, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

It doesn't matter whether you're a rookie heading into your first orientation or a 10-year veteran, adjusting to a new agency can be tricky. If you aren't careful, it can be a bit overwhelming as you try to fit in.

<p>Try performing multiple types of exercise in a short amount of time. <em>Photos: Getty Images</em></p>

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable  

September 5, 2017

By George Ryan

The philosophy of high-intensity physical training meshes well with officers' schedules and performance needs, and it is a gateway to peak performance and resilience.

<p>If the arm remains extended try a straight-arm takedown. <em>Photos: Adalyn Schlosser</em></p>

Control Tactics and Counter-Tactics  

September 5, 2017

By Michael Schlosser and Dallas Schlosser

It's important that you know how to defeat an arrestee's response to your control techniques.

<p>Civilians with an educational background in science have skills needed by CSIs in today&#39;s world. <em>Photo: Amaury Murgado</em></p>

Civilian CSIs  

September 5, 2017

By Ronnie Garrett

Law enforcement agencies are finding a blended approach of utilizing civilians as CSIs provides the best of both worlds.

<p><em>Photo: Getty Images</em></p>

How to Succeed as a First-time Supervisor  

September 5, 2017

By William Harvey

Prepare for a leadership role by acquiring the skills and training you'll need.

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