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<p>Photo courtesy of Chris Felski/ATF.</p>

ATF's Tactical Medic Program  

August 18, 2013

ATF tactical medics operate as a special agent EMTs with a life-saving skill set. They can perform classic trauma-care functions such as CPR, bandaging, splinting, applying oxygen, and spinal immobilization. They also utilize advanced skills.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

Second Careers  

August 17, 2013

For those who finish their law enforcement careers, the breadth of experiences the profession avails them offers all manner of post-career options, and nothing speaks to the heart of the adrenaline junkie like another round in the octagon of law enforcement.

<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

How To Write Better Police Reports  

July 18, 2013

In those cases where force is used—and we are most likely to be sued—we seem to be ashamed to tell the truth and admit that we hit, punched, kicked, bit, scratched, and otherwise got nasty with some miscreant.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

Shots Fired: St. Croix, Virgin Islands 08/18/2012  

July 16, 2013

Howell leaned forward in pain, his ballistic vest rode up on his torso. A second round tore through his driver's side door, passed through his seat, and struck him in the back. Like the first, this round passed through Howell before striking Jones in the face.

<p><span>Illustration by&nbsp;</span><span>Sequoia Blankenship.</span></p>

Raise Your Honor High  

July 11, 2013

Ah, but the healing is a wonderful thing to see. Daily, each of you earn more and more and more honor for us all. Your courage, your actions, your compassion, is an hourly ratcheting up of our honor.

<p>Photo by Traci Dean.</p>

Closing the Gap  

July 10, 2013

The reactionary gap is the distance you must keep between you and the suspect in order for you to respond to any sudden threat. That distance tends to be six to nine feet if you can see the suspect's hands, and 25 feet if you can't. The danger zone is anywhere inside the reactionary gap.

<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/coast_guard/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>USCG</a>/Flickr.</p>

America's Maritime Cops  

July 2, 2013

For more than two centuries, the U.S. Coast Guard has served diligently every day as America's leading maritime law enforcement agency.

<p>Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com.</p>

Arresting Active Resisters  

June 26, 2013

You have to make split-second decisions when it comes to use of force while effecting an arrest. Training in strategy and tactics, control and verbal techniques, and proper use of force are essential for you to make proper decisions.

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado.</p>

Community Involvement  

June 20, 2013

There is an old saying that says in order to receive, you must first give. Giving back to the community is critical if you want its help. The key to getting the community to help you revolves around your getting involved with the community.

<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

Financial Literacy for Cops  

June 19, 2013

If ever a cop had to concern himself with providing for his family today and tomorrow, it is now. To that end, some cops have taken on second and even third jobs; others have deferred their retirement. And still they worry.

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