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Safer Strikes

August 5, 2010

Trading blood with suspects is not a good idea - even if you do knock them out with your punch. Instead, learn four strikes that can lessen the likelihood of injury and transfer of blood.

POLICE-TREXPO East: Train With Some of the Toughest in the Field

July 22, 2010
POLICE-TREXPO East is delivering a solid Defensive Tactics track, featuring all new classes with some of the toughest trainers in the field. From the latest ground fighting techniques for police officers to courses on how to use a folding knife with stealth skill, this is the track you need to show your enemies you're a force to be reckoned with.

Surviving Edged Weapon Threats

June 14, 2010

Knowing how to effectively respond to an unexpected knife attack is a crucial officer-safety concern. If a suspect is further than 21 feet, you may be able to fire one or two shots, though you'll want to rotate off line to try to get out of the path of the incoming knife. To survive a deadly knife threat, know your tactics, study concealment, realize capabilities, learn knife fighting and develop basic knife defenses. Photos and captions by Al Abidin.

Safariland Female Officer Survival Training

May 6, 2010

Safariland's Training Group will hold a new course for female police officers that's developed and taught by female officers. POLICE spoke with the course's lead instructor Dorcia Meador, former rangemaster of the Fort Worth (Texas) Police Department, about why a training course for women by women makes sense.

Counter Blade: Empty Hand and Gun Draw

April 16, 2010

At POLICE-TREXPO West, Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts demonstrates the "Split-X Block" to counter an edged-weapon attack. He shows you the empty hand version, then demonstrates how to use the technique to draw your service weapon. Video shot and edited by Kelly Bracken.

Tactics Training for Female Officers Is a Must

April 15, 2010
PoliceMag.com welcomes Sgt. Lynne Doucette of the Brunswick (Maine) PD as a new Women in LE blogger. In her first post, Lynne highlights the need for specialized training for female officers.

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.

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