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Krav Maga Handgun Defense

April 15, 2010

At POLICE-TREXPO West, Det. Maury Sumlin and two instructors from Krav Maga Worldwide demonstrate the defensive tactic "handgun with a threat from the front" that an officer can use against a suspect armed with a pistol. Video shot and edited by Kelly Bracken.

Less is More

April 13, 2010

L.O.C.K.U.P., which stands for Law Officers Combat Kinetics Unarmed Panoply, is designed by cops for cops. The main objective is learning strategies to stop aggression and resistance before they escalate to a higher use of force.

Safariland Introduces Female Officer Tactics Course

April 9, 2010
This four-day course, which was developed by female LEOs, provides female officers the skills to confidently engage and thwart lethal, threatening situations.

5 Ways to Survive Edged Weapon Threats

March 18, 2010

Immediately the suspect lunged to cover the 11 feet between himself and Officer Chambers, who didn't have a chance to draw his gun.

Patrol Rifle as Close Quarters Weapon

February 5, 2010

If you haven't trained to engage a suspect at less than 100 yards with your patrol rifle, start now.

Learn to Win on the Street at POLICE-TREXPO West

February 4, 2010
Loaded with a variety of new classes to help you stay prepared and protected out in the field, the 2010 POLICE-TREXPO West "Defensive Tactics Track" will provide you with excellent training and techniques. Take a look at the valuable defensive tactics courses that will be offered in Long Beach, Calif., March 29-April 1, 2010.

Improvised Backup Weapons

December 29, 2009

When you're involved in a life-and-death battle where someone is grabbing your gun, anything in your hand can be used as an equalizer to help you gain control of your gun and gain control of the suspect by striking him in the face or head.

Handcuffed Suspects Are Still a Threat

December 4, 2009

Handcuffing a suspect may only be one step toward gaining compliance. As this video from Black Tiger Tactical System states, "handcuffs on the suspect does not mean the fight is over."

TREXPO East 2009: Hard Lessons

October 30, 2009

TREXPO East 2009 offered three days of classes covering topics ranging from knife defense to European tactical medicine techniques. Some of the best classes during this year's TREXPO East conference focused on terrorism and its effects on front line officers.

Do You Need to Prove Yourself Physically?

September 25, 2009
Sgt. Diana Drummey looks for other ways to resolve confrontations than getting physical, but will go there, if need be.

Rethinking Knife Training

September 17, 2009

The chance that you will ever use a blade as a weapon in the course of your law enforcement duties is slim. It's far more likely that someone will attack you with a blade. Still, you carry knives. So you need to know how to use them. More importantly, the bad guys carry knives so you need to know how to counter them.

Should You Use the Punch?

September 17, 2009

The amount of resistance from a 100-pound heavy bag when you punch it at full power could cause injury if the proper punching mechanics are not employed.

Surviving Armed Assaults

August 28, 2009

In this cast, Lawrence Kane describes an effective technique for handcuffing an out-of-control suspect. The martial arts instructor and author of "Surviving Armed Assaults" also gives you one surefire thing to say to a belligerent person to help you gain control of the situation without needing to get physical. Kane's book has been praised by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman as an effective tool to gain greater awareness, defend against various weapons and manage the aftermath of violence.

From the Mat to the Street

August 19, 2009

There are principles from combat sports that can be implemented in on-duty combat situations. Among the most fundamental fighting basics to carry with you from the arena to the job are stance, range, and proper control of your opponent.

Defensive Position

July 13, 2009
Does the training provided in the academy adequately prepare officers for the defensive tactics often needed in the street? Detective Erica Ortiz answers.

The State of Law Enforcement In 2008

July 10, 2009

In each monthy issue during 2008, Police Magazine's editors examined the state of American law enforcement. The series won a prestigious magazine award and gave us new insight into the challenges faced by police now and in the years to come. This editorial from December 2008, which is titled "The State of American Law Enforcement," sums up the series.

Using Your Foot

July 10, 2009

A swift kick can do wonders in a violent confrontation, but you have to know how to deliver it. Law enforcement agencies equip and train officers with pistols, rifles, shotguns, batons, OC, TASERs, canines, horses, basllistic shields, battering rams, emplty hand self defense, and countless other potentially dangerous law enforcement tools, but may be hesistant when an officer properly and justifiably uses kicks for self-defense or to subdue a suspect. The U.S. Supreme Court held in Graham v. Connor that the reasonableness of an officer's actions must be judged by the circumstances at the time the force is used. It did not restrict of limit the tactics that an officer can employ.

NYPD Warns About Weapons Hidden in Cell Phones

July 10, 2009
The NYPD has found an unintended use for the T-Mobile Sidekick and other hand-held devices - a razor blade can be secreted in their battery compartments, police sources say.

Weapon Retention on the Ground

June 1, 2009

If you unexpectedly end up on the ground, you will be forced to make aggressive efforts to retain your firearm. Unfortunately, many law enforcement trainers focus on standing weapon retention techniques, which creates a training gap that leaves officers vulnerable when they find themselves in a ground fight.

TREXPO West: Hands-On Training for Attendees

May 1, 2009

Many attendees at the 2009 edition of TREXPO West in Long Beach, Calif., put their minds and bodies to work advancing their tactical and technical skills.

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