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POLICE Survey: Flashlights and Weapon Lights

February 7, 2018

POLICE Magazine wanted to know more about your preferences for personal lighting on the job, so last month we conducted an extensive e-mail survey on the topic. Here are the results.

Lights On or Lights Off

June 10, 2017

Light on or light off when conducting building searches? After conducting a year of very specific testing, my answer remains the same: Turn the building or room lights on, if you can.

Tactical Illuminator Training

March 13, 2017

Over the last 10 years of sharing what I have learned about weapon-mounted lights, I have heard the same questions, concerns, and training issues from departments around the country. I have found that discussing Jeff Cooper's Rules of Firearms Safety in reverse is an easy way to hit all of the bases for a solid tactical illuminator training program.

The POLICE Light and Laser Survey

July 31, 2014

Because of the critical importance of illumination tools in law enforcement operations, POLICE recently conducted a survey about flashlight, weapon light, and laser sight ownership, usage, and training among working law enforcement officers. The following is a snapshot of our findings.

Of Lights and Lasers

August 19, 2013

Laser sighting systems help officers with target identification, and as we well know when deploying any weapon system, target identification is key. We are not always going to have the luxury of getting into a gunfight under "ideal" conditions.

Va. Officer In Friendly Fire Shooting On Limited Duty

April 12, 2013
A Lynchburg (Va.) Police officer who accidentally shot a fellow officer during a nighttime foot pursuit at an apartment complex has been placed on limited duty during the investigation.

Using Light To Illuminate Threats

August 29, 2012
Light can be one of an officer's most valuable allies in close-quarter battle. A tactical light helps you identify and neutralize threats. It also prevents you from dropping the hammer on a fellow officer or a civilian who is not a threat.

Making Nighttime Traffic Stops

June 20, 2012

Traffic stops are second nature to most patrol officers but even the most routine activities become more complex when executed in diminished light. Let's review nighttime traffic stop safety procedures that you should know and then we'll look at some additional considerations that can help increase your safety during a nighttime traffic stop.

How to Use a Strobing Flashlight

June 30, 2010

The one thing I can tell you is that many of the students who arrive for my classes with their strobing lights ready to go are often not aware of the pros and cons of strobe light deployment.

Gaining the Advantage in Low-Light Environments

July 1, 2008

Many firearms instructors spend the time allotted to low-light training teaching popular flashlight techniques that have been around for years. That’s OK to a point. However, there is more to operating in the dark than knowing how to hold a flashlight.

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