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<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Vehicle Counter-ambush Tactics for Patrol  

May 23, 2012

In last month's The Winning Edge article, I discussed how to anticipate and respond to ambushes when arriving on calls in an urban environment. In this related article, I will discuss how to handle ambushes while in your car.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Improving Officer Driving Skills  

May 1, 2012

Training is often a casualty of budget issues, and driver training usually doesn't rank as high on the priorities list as training in firearms and defensive tactics. But what activity do you engage in most while on duty? Unless you walk a beat, it's most likely driving.

<p>Photo courtesy of Amaury Murgado</p>

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement  

April 3, 2012

How we train is how we fight—or more broadly, how we perform under pressure. This also applies to helicopter pilots; how they train versus how they are expected to fly.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Ways To End Vehicle Pursuits  

January 12, 2012

Stationary roadblocks are no longer in wide use, but several innovative products could help officers safely end vehicle pursuits.

<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Duty Dangers: Vehicle Pursuits  

January 12, 2012

Officers who underestimate a suspect's resolve to evade capture or overestimate their own limitations or those of the patrol car only enhance the dangers of vehicle pursuits. It's not just the lead unit in a pursuit that is imperiled. Upon hearing of a pursuit in progress, other officers may attempt to catch up and join the chase.

<p>Photo: T3 Motion</p>

Crowd Control: T3 Motion's NLRV Electric Vehicle  

December 6, 2011

T3 Motion's Non-Lethal Response Vehicle (NLRV) is an electric three-wheeled vehicle designed to provide the maneuverability of the standard T3 with added features for crowd control, including a shield, strobe lights, and onboard PepperBall launchers.

<p>Montclair (Calif.) PD&#39;s Capt. Michael deMoet. Photo: Paul Clinton.</p>

Choosing Caprice  

November 11, 2011

The Montclair (Calif.) Police Department chose Caprice to replace its aging Crown Vics due to the spacious cabin, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 6.0-liter V-8 engine, and dynamic braking.

<p>The Kawasaki Concours 14P was one of six police bikes tested in Michigan. Photo: Michigan State Police</p>

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles  

November 11, 2011

Michigan State Police tested new cruisers from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

<p>Ford Police Interceptor. Photo: Michigan State Police</p>

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Patrol Cars  

November 11, 2011

Chrysler's Dodge Charger Pursuit, General Motors' Chevy Caprice PPV, and Ford's Police Interceptor are now the talk of the police vehicle world, as the Big 3 battle to see what company and what car will take the lion's share of what has been undeniably the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor's market.

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

Surviving Vehicle Ambushes  

October 17, 2011

The vehicle, the patrol car, the "shop," is obviously what distinguishes the vehicle ambush from other types of attacks. It also gives you instant mobility to get out of the kill zone. In keeping with the suggested tactics for lethal force encounters the vehicle helps you move and create distance.

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