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New First Responder Guide for Surviving IEDs and Active Shooter Incidents Available

June 18, 2015
A new report is available on improving survivability in IED or active shooter incidents. The First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs.

Ohio House Approves Changes to Police Recruit Requirements

June 18, 2015
Ohio would boost the amount of training to become a police officer and require all candidates for law enforcement jobs to have a high school diploma under a legislative proposal.

SMILE LE Social Media Conference to be Held in Canada in October

June 18, 2015
The 12th SMILE Conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada from October 6th-8th. Since 2010, the SMILE "Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement" Conference has been devoted to social media and Internet initiatives for police.
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Action Target Opens Registration for Annual Law Enforcement Training Camp

June 12, 2015
Action Target has opened registration for its annual Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC), being held September 14-18, 2015. Now in its 23rd year, LETC brings over 140 firearms trainers from across the country and around the world together for a week of fast paced training.

Cleveland Chief: Officers Should See Themselves as 'Guardians,' Not 'Warriors'

June 11, 2015
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said Wednesday that among the challenges he faces in reforming his department in concert with a federal consent decree is training his officers to view themselves as guardians of the community, rather than warriors.
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X-Spand Target Systems Introduces New Versatile Paper Target Design

June 11, 2015
-X-Spand Target Systems targets utilize a distinctive paper design, allowing you to use a single target or multiple target formations for a versatile and diversified firearms training, testing, or competition tool.

Video: Bloodhound Puppy Joins Virginia Police Department

May 11, 2015
The newest member of the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department is just eight weeks old. CJ, a ridiculously cute bloodhound puppy, joined the department two weeks ago and is now in training.
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Violent Crime Expert to Keynote 25th Annual School Policing Conference

May 6, 2015
Retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.), will open NASRO's 25th annual School Safety Conference, which will take place July 5–10 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.
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NYPD Retraining Focuses on Talking Arrestees Into Handcuffs

May 4, 2015
The New York Police Department's three-day course is aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force. The message to every one of the department's 35,000 officers is, quite simply, keep cool.
Tags: Training, NYPD

International Public Safety Association Announces Partnership with NTOA

April 30, 2015
The International Public Safety Association (IPSA) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new, nonprofit partnership with the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).
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