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<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.

<p>Chief Jeri Williams</p>
<p>(Photo: Phoenix PD)</p>

Up Through the Ranks  

December 7, 2016

By David Griffith

Now that Williams has achieved one of her greatest career goals by becoming chief of her hometown Phoenix PD, she has equally lofty goals for the department.

<p>Photo: Meggitt Training Systems</p>

Advancements in Judgment Simulators  

December 7, 2016

By Melanie Basich

New use-of-force simulator training provides customization so officers can experience scenarios as close to real life as possible.

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

The Basics  

December 7, 2016

By Dave Smith

When officers do well it's inevitably because they have kept true to the training they were given.

Just Take a Deep Breath  

December 5, 2016

By George Ryan

In time, and with practice, you can apply your breathing practice as a response to stress and to help with emotional regulation even when responding to high-priority radio calls and after critical incidents.

Maintaining Focus  

November 8, 2016

By Amaury Murgado

Focus is all about concentrating on what's important, being in the present, and not letting anything distract you. Of course, that's a lot easier said than done.

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

Sleep: A Legal PED for Law Enforcement  

November 7, 2016

By George Ryan

How much sleep are you getting? When you are in law enforcement, the answer is most likely "not enough." But the best performance-enhancing drug is getting enough sleep per night as consistently as possible.

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