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Mental Illness Can Kill...You

January 1, 2004

Confrontations with emotionally disturbed subjects put officers’ lives at risk.

Draw The Line

January 1, 2004

The art of establishing perimeters can mean the difference between success and failure.

Structure Searches

September 1, 2003

Thousands of times a day in this country peace officers search homes, businesses, schools, and other structures for hidden offenders. Structure searches can turn into a high-risk assignment for the officers performing them.

Disarming

August 1, 2003

Most police departments nationwide didn't start training their recruits and sworn officers how to protect their guns until the early '80s when law enforcement became widely aware of the staggering statistics regarding officer shootings.

Rapid Reload

July 1, 2003

Without bullets, a handgun is nothing more than an expensive paperweight. Reloading this paperweight with bullets quickly is a necessary skill.

Search Patterns

May 1, 2003

Patting down a suspect is serious business and you can never be reminded enough of the hazards of doing it poorly.

Countering Canine Attacks

March 1, 2003

You have no choice. You draw your service weapon and fire three rounds into the dog. Two find their mark in its chest cavity, while the third rips through one of its front legs. It takes a few more paces, collapses, and dies.

Unleashing the Warrior Spirit

March 1, 2003

What about learning how to become the aggressor? That's right, you need to know how to become the attacker and let your assailant react to you.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Hard Knocks

January 1, 2003

Today's DT training is much more gritty, more physical, and closer to an approximation of what officers experience in a real street encounter. Unfortunately, it's also much more dangerous.

Ties That Bind

December 1, 2002

Today there are scores of new and innovative products aimed at keeping officers safe while handling and transporting prisoners.

Killing 'em Softly

December 1, 2002

Ask police defensive tactics (DT) instructors what's the most frequent cause of injury in their classes and they'll point the finger at an unlikely hazard: mats.

The Call Out

December 1, 2002

For those of us involved in law enforcement we know that there is no such thing as the "routine traffic stop." The names of well over 300 officers who have been killed while making a traffic stop are engraved on the gray granite walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Survive Encounters with EDPs

October 1, 2002

Emotionally disturbed persons, or EDPs, present a major challenge to the law enforcement officer sent to deal with their sometimes bizarre and frequently unpredictable behavior.

On the Cutting Edge

October 1, 2002

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

Jumping into the Fire

October 1, 2002

At Columbine, the officers, deputies, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel did an incredible job in their response to an unbelievably bad situation. But through no fault of their own, the tactics they were trained to use were not suited to the nature of the incident.

Improving the Odds

September 1, 2002

For some reason, most officers have a vision of a gunfight as being one shooter against another. The reality of such incidents is much different and even deadlier. An alarming number of police gunfights involve more than one bad guy against a single cop.

Make A Chance

July 1, 2002

“Making a chance,” simply means you must create an opportunity to either control your opponent or to escape his or her attack.

Going Tactical

June 1, 2002

The biggest problem is recognizing true cover and what isn't. There is a distinct difference between cover and concealment.

Behind Closed Doors

May 1, 2002

One part of the domestic violence scenario that remains unchanged is its extreme danger for the law enforcement officer sent to restore order out of mayhem.

Keep It Simple

April 1, 2002

While many tactics and techniques look great on paper or in the controlled environment of the training center, many have not worked well in the field. When looking at any new tactic or technique, you need to apply a "Three S Test" to determine if it is valid.

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