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The Will To Survive

June 5, 2013
Of the components of the will to survive, none is more important than mindset. How often have we seen a man of lesser skillsets come out the survivor of some confrontation simply because he refused to go down?

Beware Bad Guys on Bikes

April 4, 2013

Each year more criminals are using bicycles as a way to enhance their criminal activities. This article will go over some strategies and tactics to consider when dealing with such suspicious persons.

Last-Ditch Impact Weapon Training

December 20, 2012

What happens if a suspect has closed in on you to a point where you do not have time to clear a handgun jam, replace an ECD cartridge, or re-holster a canister of OC spray? Training to use your force option tools as impact weapons may help prepare you for such an encounter and could help stop or slow an assault against you.

Going 'Hands On' During an Entry

October 30, 2012
How well prepared you are to make entry into a structure, order subjects to the ground, and transition to hands to place handcuffs or control subjects on the ground?

One Stance, Three Uses

October 24, 2012

As street cops we can break down three major areas in which we use some type of stance: field interviewing, fighting (obtaining control), and shooting. Many police academies and law enforcement agencies have a variation for each of the three areas described. My question is why?

Okla. Recruit Dies After Training Accident

October 16, 2012
An Oklahoma City Police recruit who was critically injured during arrest and control training died as a result of that injury, the agency has announced.

Defense Against Standing Choke Holds

August 29, 2012

If a suspect is trying to choke you, you are in a deadly force encounter and accessing your handgun would be appropriate. But depending on what direction the bad guy assaults you from and the accuracy of your shot placement, your gun may not always provide the best immediate option.

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.

ILEETA 2012: Shattering The Box

April 23, 2012
More than 740 of the best police trainers gathered last week for the annual training conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) in Wheeling, Ill., for a week that was packed with training, lectures and interactive classes.

Choke Escapes

March 19, 2012

MMA practitioners commonly use choking techniques to defeat their opponents. The consequences of your being "choked out" or rendered unconscious are severe for officers. Learn how to defeat the rear naked choke and guillotine choke.

Choke Escapes: 2 Techniques

March 15, 2012

If you find yourself against an MMA aficionado, you'll want to know how to get out of a choke hold. View detailed photos showing escape techniques to defend against the rear naked choke and the guillotine choke. Read our full article, "Choke Escapes." Photos by Jimmy Lee.

Small Edged Weapons

February 7, 2012

Many of the criminals now being released have learned to use small edged weapons in prison. Some of these inmates are very skilled at using these blades to slice and kill. Job one for a police officer is to not get cut and to stop the attack. After viewing these photos, read our full article, "Defending Against Small Edged Weapons."

Defending Against Small Edged Weapons

February 7, 2012

In many cases, the victims of stabbings never knew the knives were in play. Their first indication that something was wrong was when they saw blood. And that's often too late.

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Overview

October 27, 2011

One of the reasons why this year's POLICE-TREXPO conference was so memorable was the quality of the instructors. The POLICE-TREXPO staff assembled some of the top educators and speakers in law enforcement to present a widely varied schedule of classes.

Video: Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

September 29, 2011
Handcuffing a suspect after asking him to place his hands on top of his head may look good on cop shows, but it puts you at greater risk. It may be effective to cover a suspect, but police combat trainer Lt. Kevin Dillon says it should be avoided for pat-downs and handcuffing.

Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

September 29, 2011

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon demonstrates a safer position from which to handcuff a suspect than the "hands on the head" position.

Bad Tactics Can Get You Killed

September 15, 2011

Enforcing the law is inherently dangerous. Therefore, developing bad officer safety habits is like playing Russian roulette: You can only beat the odds for so long-then you take a bullet.

Widow Claims Head Blows Caused Recruit's Death

August 19, 2011
The widow of a Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit who died after defensive tactics training has sued departmental leaders and trainers, claiming that repeated blows to the head caused the death of John Kohn.

Video: How to Handcuff on a Wall

August 18, 2011
Many law enforcement agencies have scrapped on-the-wall handcuffing from police-academy training. However, as with many police tactics, your ability to win comes down to your execution of a proven method. Lt. Kevin Dillon provides you that method in a tactics video, demonstrating two effective handcuffing strategies — one in space, and a second on the wall.

Handcuffing on a Wall

August 18, 2011

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon demonstrates safe ways to handcuff a suspect on a wall.

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