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<p>Using a modified power lock from the ground, completing the move pulls the attacker down to the ground as well.&nbsp;Photo: Dave Young</p>

Change Your Thinking About Gun Grabs  

November 3, 2017

By Dave Young

Do you have the training and gear to protect your duty weapon or are you just hopeful nothing will happen?

<p>According to the FDA, 400 milligrams per day &mdash; about the equivalent of three to five cups of coffee &mdash; is a safe amount of caffeine for an average, healthy adult. Some energy drinks, however, can go as high as 570 milligrams of caffeine in a single serving. Photo: Getty Images</p>

Drink Energy Drinks Responsibly  

November 3, 2017

By Anthony Settipani

If you're depending on highly caffeinated beverages to stay awake during your shifts, make sure you're aware of the effects and how much is too much.

<p>Photo: Getty Images</p>

Eight Keys to a Successful AED Program  

November 3, 2017

By Brandon Griffith

A properly trained officer with an automated external defibrillator can save a life, but only if an agency commits to fielding AEDs.

Two Management Keys for Small Unit Leadership  

November 2, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Through surprise inspections and follow-up, supervisors can stay on top of things and accomplish their goals and objectives.

<p>David Griffith. Photo by Kelly Bracken&nbsp;</p>

In His Own Words  

November 2, 2017

By David Griffith

Slain Las Vegas officer Charleston Hartfield left a record of public service and a book of his thoughts on what it means to be a "public servant."

<p>You likely look up to seasoned veterans who have shown you the ropes. At least give retired officers the benefit of the doubt. Photo: Getty Images</p>

How About a Little Respect?  

October 17, 2017

By Steve Albrecht

To the young cops from the retired cops, we have more sage advice to impart than you realize.

<p>As chief you&#39;ll need to communicate with your officers. But you&#39;ll also have a whole new set of issues and demands. Photo Courtesy William L. Harvey</p>

Taking the Leap into Chiefdom  

October 17, 2017

By William Harvey

There is much to consider before you decide to apply for a job as chief of police.

<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.

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