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<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:</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.

<p>Photo: Carla Blazek </p>

Using Force Scenarios for Training  

February 8, 2017

By Michael Schlosser

The vast majority of arrests are accomplished without any force being applied by police officers. But it helps to look at as many of the details as possible.

Personal Maintenance  

February 7, 2017

By Dave Smith

In the modern world there are many great reminders to help us make sure we do our maintenance chores right on time. I just wish the critical tools in my life had the same reminders.


February 7, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

Not too long ago, I was asked to identify the one leadership characteristic that rises above all others as the most important. Though I was intrigued by the question and was prepared to give it a great deal of thought, I came up with an answer almost immediately. It was a trait instilled in me while serving in the military: self-discipline.

No One Cares?  

January 6, 2017

By Amaury Murgado

People who care make things happen. People who don't care just complain.

<p>Photo: Michael Schlosser</p>

Getting the Gun  

January 4, 2017

By Michael Schlosser

At some point in a law enforcement career, you may be faced by an assailant who is pointing a handgun at you. There are several disarming techniques. I will describe three.

<p>Commander Mark Divine leads athletes through a Box Breathing exercise. (Photo Courtesy of Mark Divine)</p>

Box Breathing  

January 4, 2017

By George Ryan

Box Breathing has been around for many years and has been utilized by professional athletes, fighters, elite military personnel, and law enforcement officers.

<p>Instructor teaching trainees at last year&rsquo;s Law Enforcement Education Program. (Photo: POLICE Magazine)</p>

POLICE Magazine and NSSF to Sponsor Low-Cost Law Enforcement Training at SHOT Show 2017  

January 4, 2017

By David Griffith

For the second year in a row POLICE Magazine and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are teaming up to sponsor law enforcement training at the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.

Reverse Mentoring  

December 8, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Don't be afraid to learn something from the very person you are teaching.

Police Magazine