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New NLEOMF Report Details Dangers for LEOs Responding to Calls for Service

August 8, 2016
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has issued a new research report entitled Deadly Calls and Fatal Encounters, a five-year study (2010-2014) analyzing 684 line-of-duty deaths to identify key indicators and early trends that can impact law enforcement officer safety.

DEA Says Officers Can Die from Handling Powerful Narcotic

June 13, 2016
The DEA warns officers to take extra precautions if they come in contact with the drug, which is said to be 50 times more powerful than heroin.

Two-Officer Cars: The Buddy System

October 16, 2015

Two-officer units may cost a city more, but they provide many benefits that can save the lives of officers. 

Video: Dallas Officers' Families Call on City Leaders to Give Officers More Security

September 11, 2015
Families of some Dallas police officers called on city leaders Thursday afternoon to pony up more money to keep officers safe.

Dallas Officers' Families Call on City Leaders to Give Officers More Security

September 11, 2015
Families of some Dallas police officers called on city leaders Thursday afternoon to pony up more money to keep officers safe. More Here.

Because of Attacks on Police, Texas Agency Implements Two Officers Per Car Policy

September 3, 2015
Roman Forest (Texas) Police Chief Stephen Carlisle has implemented a plan, effective immediately, to have two police officers per patrol unit. This is following an executive order from Mayor Chris Parr to have two man units on patrol.

Law Enforcement Officers More Wary After Texas Deputy's Ambush

August 31, 2015
Curry is now thinking twice. He spoke as he watched over a crowd of about 1,500 people gathered at an impromptu memorial at a gas station in a Houston suburb, where an on-duty officer from a neighboring department in Harris County near Houston was gunned down Friday in an apparently unprovoked attack while fueling his car.

Waze'd and Confused

July 16, 2015

Why are companies like Google offering the Waze app through their online app stores, without any regard for officer safety? It's hard to get a straight answer.

Bratton: NYPD Training That Tells Officers to Close Eyes in Tense Situations "Work in Progress"

February 24, 2015
A defensive NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Tuesday admitted that the department’s much-mocked retraining program for 22,000 officers is “a work in progress” and said he will make changes “as are appropriate.”

Sabre Eye Cleanse Product Turns Water Bottles into Eye Wash Devices

February 18, 2015
New from Sabre is a device capable of turning any water bottle into an eye wash device. The company, known for its pepper spray brand used by law enforcement worldwide, developed the Eye Wash Adapter to help officers flush contaminants from their eyes.

Orion Safety Products Can Create a Flare Safety Zone

December 11, 2014
Officers can deploy Orion road flares to establish a roadside emergency safety zone.

How to Deploy Highway Flares

December 11, 2014
This video provides safety tips for lighting and deploying Orion highway emergency flares.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Ideal Stance for Balance

October 24, 2014
Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates the proper stance and foot movement to maintain your balance during a confrontation.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Bear Hug

September 17, 2014
Coach John Crouch of the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrates how to defeat an attacker who gets you in an underarm bear hug. 

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defending Against the Grab

August 20, 2014
In this sixth part of our series on defensive tactics, John Crouch, a coach at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., shows how to defend against the bear hug and other grabs.

Act As If..You're the Best Possible Officer

August 7, 2014

If Wiseman is right we don't all need to get certified as safety experts, we need to act certified. If every time you made a traffic stop you acted like you were demonstrating to a group of cadets the right way to do a stop, what would you do?

Officer Safety Training Tip: Strikes, Kicks, Inside Position Defense

July 17, 2014
In the fifth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., review strikes, kicks and defense from the inside position.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

June 26, 2014
In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrate strikes and counters that can be used at extremely close range in order to stop attacks and take suspects into custody.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

June 26, 2014
In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrate strikes and counters that can be used at extremely close range in order to stop attacks and take suspects into custody.

Video: Cincy Police Told Not to Enter Burning Buildings to Rescue People

June 3, 2014
Cincinnati police officers were issued a new training bulletin Friday, ordering them not to enter a building that is on fire – no matter how small – to rescue people inside.
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