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How to Watch the Hands: 3 Scenarios

March 5, 2010

From basic training to field training, officers are told, "Watch the suspect's hands." But you are not taught how to do it. Why haven't law enforcement trainers developed an easily understandable method to teach you the specifics of hand-movement awareness? Mike "Ziggy" Siegfried explains how, and shows three scenarios – reaching for a gun, reaching for a knife, and reaching for a wallet to show ID. Also, please view "How to Watch the Hands" for an in-depth article on this topic.

Officer in Northern California Shootout Dies

March 1, 2010
Officer Javier Bejar, one of the victims in Thursday's officer-involved shooting in Minkler, Calif., has died. The member of the Reedley (Calif.) Police Department was taken off life support about 5:30 a.m., the department announced.

Identities of Two Deputies Shot in Northern California Released

February 26, 2010
Fresno County (Calif.) Sheriff Margaret Mims has released the identities of the two deputies -- one of whom has died -- involved in Thursday's shooting in Minkler, the Fresno Bee reports.

Calif. Gang Officers Targeted by Booby Trap

February 25, 2010
"It was an improvised device capable of firing a regular bullet, and it was attached in such a way so that when the gate was opened, it activated and fired. Fortunately it narrowly missed," said Hemet Police Lt. Duane Wisehart. "The gun was affixed to a fence and hard to see. It could have definitely killed someone. This is domestic terrorism."

Two Sheriff's Deputies, Officer Shot in Northern California

February 25, 2010
One Fresno County sheriff's deputy was killed and another injured. A Reedley police officer also was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a wound to the head, officials said.

N.Y. Man in Jail for Attacking Cop Dupes Court Officials Into Letting Him Go

February 11, 2010
Michael Bautista pretended to be Marcial Sosa, who was charged with driving with a suspended license, at the hearing in Bronx Criminal Court Tuesday morning, sources said.

Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer at California Prison

February 3, 2010
Corcoran State Prison locked down their facility after a female correctional officer was stabbed on Tuesday with a "manufactured weapon," KMPH reports.

Officer Survival 2010: How Can SWAT Prevent Duty Deaths?

February 2, 2010
So what can SWAT do to help? For the answer, we should look at SWAT's role in diffusing two of the deadliest threats to society in modern times: snipers and active shooters.

Wounded N.J. Officer Wakes From Induced Coma

February 2, 2010
The police officer who was shot Saturday evening after stopping a suspicious vehicle just blocks from headquarters has emerged from a medically induced coma and is “in and out” of consciousness, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino said tonight.

Massive Manhunt Launched After Shooting of N.J. Officer

February 1, 2010
Detailing the calamitous encounter, acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino today said several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force and launched a massive manhunt to find the people who shot Officer Gerald Veneziano. The officer remained hospitalized tonight in critical but stable condition at University Hospital in Newark.

How to Watch the Hands

January 28, 2010

It is imperative that you be able to recognize when suspects are using their hands to access and deploy weapons so you know how to respond. Never bring a control hold to a gun fight.

Wisconsin Woman Stripped and Spit At Female Officer During Arrest

January 17, 2010
A Sheboygan, Wisc., woman will serve six months for a bizarre day that began with a beef-jerky theft and ended with an arrest that involved her stripping in front of her children, kicking one officer in the groin and spitting into the mouth of another officer.

Iowa Man Bites Officer During Bar Fight

January 6, 2010
A 22-year-old Iowa man started off his 2010 by biting a police officer 11 minutes into the new year during a physical altercation with another patron of the Boogaloo Cafe in Burlington.

Family Had Sought Protection from Man Suspected of Shooting Wash. Deputies

December 22, 2009
David Crable's mother, Patsy Crable, feared for her safety enough that she sought a protection order against her son in May — describing him as armed, suicidal, violent, and abusing drugs.

Washington State Deputies Seriously Wounded in Ambush Attack

December 22, 2009
Two Pierce County sheriff's deputies were seriously wounded late Monday after they were "ambushed" while responding to a domestic-violence call, according to the Sheriff's Department.

California Woman Receives Home Detention for Assault on Parking Officer

December 21, 2009
A San Francisco judge sentenced a woman to six months of home detention and five years of probation Friday stemming from an attack that left a city parking control officer with a dislocated shoulder.

'Last Samurai' Arrested After Attacking Officer

October 20, 2009
A suicidal Pennsylvania man who threatened to torch his apartment attacked a SWAT officer with a Samurai sword, and then was taken into custody when that officer used his Taser to subdue him, the Daily Times reports.

Be On the Lookout for Loners

September 15, 2009
Take parks for instance. The lone male may be there to 1) buy his dope, 2) do his dope, 3) sell his dope, 4) drink his beer, or 5) relieve some sexual tension.

New Orleans Officer Run Over by Carjacking Suspect Recovering from Injury

September 15, 2009
A New Orleans police officer mowed down by a carjacking suspect he was trying to apprehend last week is still recovering from a fractured arm, the commander of the New Orleans Police Department's 2nd District said Tuesday.

Off-Duty NYPD Attacked with Tire Iron

September 10, 2009
A Queens cop had to have his face rebuilt by doctors after he was savagely beat down in a road-rage fight by three thugs, including one wielding a tire iron, relatives and friends said.
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