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Training for one-armed combat now will give you the muscle memory you’ll need to fall back on if your shooting arm is wounded in the field.

One Down  

April 1, 2003

You've been shot in your gun arm, now what do you do?

The Hot Prowl  

March 1, 2003

One of the first things a rookie cop learns is not to ignore a citizen’s report,
no matter how weird.

A Fine Line  

March 1, 2003

When does a voluntary conversation between a citizen and an officer become a seizure?

Countering Canine Attacks  

March 1, 2003

You have no choice. You draw your service weapon and fire three rounds into the dog. Two find their mark in its chest cavity, while the third rips through one of its front legs. It takes a few more paces, collapses, and dies.

Unleashing the Warrior Spirit  

March 1, 2003

What about learning how to become the aggressor? That's right, you need to know how to become the attacker and let your assailant react to you.

The Stuff of Life  

March 1, 2003

It may seem obvious to everyone but old-fashioned football coaches, drill sergeants, and police academy PT instructors, but people exerting themselves in the hot sun need water. You need water for your body to function normally, and therefore to do your job.

Starting from Scratch  

March 1, 2003

Founding a police department is a challenge that not many people would want to assume. But that's the task that faced the civic leaders of Federal Way, Washington.

Battlefield Medicine  

March 1, 2003

Since police officers are routinely the first to arrive on the scene of a car wreck or a gun battle, they need something more effective than a tourniquet or a pressure bandage. And several companies are now competing for that business with hemostats that they claim will stop bleeding in seconds.

America In the Crosshairs: Inside NYPD's Counter-Terrorism Bureau  

February 1, 2003

NYPD's counter-terrorism unit works out of a windowless brick building somewhere in one of the five boroughs of the Big Apple. To the average person passing by, the building looks no different than any of the other rundown buildings in the area. It's covered with graffiti, surrounded by nondescript private cars, and shadowed by a worn elevated commercial billboard.

The Cost of Starting a K-9 Unit  

February 1, 2003

According to the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), insufficient public funding is the number one reason canine programs fail.

Tags: K-9 Units
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