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Firing Practice Helps Make Survival Possible  

August 1, 2000

By Res. Sgt. R.K. Campbell

Personal investigation indicates that only about 25 percent of officers practice on their own time.  Supervisors, concerned by a low hit rate in critical incidents, may push for better handguns and advanced training.  But officers are responsible for their own safety and should practice on their own.

Shoot for Excellence: Sniper Team Objectives  

May 1, 2000

By Tony L. Jones

Many police hierarchies operate under the erroneous assumption that their organizations don't need sniper units.

Laser Sights Give You That Tactical Edge  

September 1, 1999

By Eugene S. Nielsen

One of the most important benefits of a laser sight is the intimidation of deterrence that it can provide. Several studies that were conducted by law enforcement agencies have shown that the use of a laser sight will often de-escalate potential deadly force encounters.

Keep it Real: K-9 Firearms Training  

September 1, 1998

By Rod Mamero

A.L.E.C.A. is an organiza­tion of law enforcement K -9 handlers and trainers, based in Arizona, that has set voluntary performance standards for K-9 teams and sponsors K-9 trainings and tri­als all over the state.

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News Briefs  

February 1, 1996

By Cole Morris and Randall Resch

The 17 states with favorable right-to­-Carry gun laws had a 20.7 percent total lower violent crime rate than the other states. A new group has been formed to address the needs of police super­visors, from the rank of sergeant through chief. Police officers north of the border have their hands full as the Hells Angels of Quebec engage in a bloody year-long struggle.

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