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<p><em>It&#39;s best to draw the TASER with your non-dominant hand, even if you transition to your strong hand after the draw. (Photo: Carla Blazek, Tumbled Bones Photography)<br /></em></p>

Improving ECW Tactics and Policies  

A TASER is an effective tool when the situation calls for a non-lethal approach, but to properly use it, you need to do more than just pull the trigger.

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

Hotel/Motel Registry Checks  

A supreme court decision might have the adverse effect of making it easier for motels conspiring with criminals to thwart police investigations. 

<p><em>K-9s are only trained to recognize certain explosives and might miss some. Understand that even after a clean sweep you can&#39;t say with absolute certainty that there are no explosives on a campus. (Photo: iStockphoto.com)<br /></em></p>

Bomb Threat at a Middle School  

It's 13:30 on a Tuesday and dispatch advises you that someone called the local middle school saying he planted a bomb and it is set to go off at 14:30, just as school lets out. The school is waiting for law enforcement's response. 

<p>Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship</p>

Normalcy Bias  

Officers might find themselves in a mental state called "normalcy bias" which can cause them to woefully underestimate the possible negative impact of a crisis or disaster.

Releasing the Lions  

How does President Obama show his respect for the risks you face while investigating and apprehending drug traffickers? He commutes the sentences of 46 drug traffickers.

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Man Held in Ambush Murder of Texas Deputy

A man "believed to be the alleged gunman" in the killing of a uniformed Houston-area sheriff's deputy was in custody Saturday morning.

Angel Armor Receives National Recognition Through NTOA

Angel Armor LLC has announced that Angel Armor Ballistic Door Panels have received the highly respected National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended status.

No Retrial of North Carolina Officer in Manslaughter Shooting Case

The North Carolina Attorney General's Office will not retry a Charlotte police officer whose voluntary manslaughter trial in the death of a man ended with a hung jury last week.

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In Patrol Blog

Four Stresses Cops Deal With That Non-Cops Should Know About

There are similar occupations (military, firefighting, EMS first responders) but just as a cop can’t claim to fully understand any...

Putting Officer-Involved Shootings in Los Angeles in Perspective

The precise circumstances that lead to each OIS are unique, except that in every instance, the officers involved made...

Remember "The Mission"

With very few exceptions, it is my belief that the men and women who serve in law enforcement made the choice to wear a badge...

   
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