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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.

N.J. Officer Dragged at Speeds up to 45 mph

June 2, 2014
A Florence, N.J., police sergeant is recovering after being dragged from a moving car at speeds reported up to 45 mph.

Texas Officer Jumps from Bridge to Avoid Drunk Driver's Car

May 17, 2014
A Missouri City, Texas, police officer was forced to jump from a highway bridge to avoid being struck by an alleged drunk driver on Friday night.

Video: Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, 2 Others Killed in Weekend Crash

May 5, 2014
FHP is investigating a weekend collision that killed a FHP trooper, tow truck driver and a pedestrian in Ocala, Florida.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Leg Strikes

December 17, 2013
Video #3: Using Leg Strikes. POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.  

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Push Kicks

November 19, 2013
Video #2: Using Push Kicks. POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques. Read more here.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Using Push Kicks

November 15, 2013
POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques.


SRN 1000 Barrier System

September 20, 2013
The SRN 1000 Premier Barrier System by Stop Rubbernecking contains three steel tripods and four heavy-duty fabric screens. The all-weather screens release and reattach in most winds and once assembled, the system is self-maintained.

3 Patrol Maxims to Live By

September 16, 2013
During your career, you'll hear all too often familiar phrases repeated, some may not be worth repeating but some are lifesavers. I've developed a short list of maxims that good leaders reiterate and young officers should heed.

The Danger List

September 1, 2013

Over the years I have seen many variations on "deadly errors" officers make to get themselves hurt but the version that is still my favorite is the first one I learned, and I think it is time to do a quick review.

In Praise of Condition Yellow

August 9, 2013
Being in Condition Yellow has allowed me to identify a thief before he acted on his intentions, a would-be assailant before he launched his attack. It has given me pause to re-evaluate the decision to pet a dog, or patronize certain establishments.

Video: Officer Safety Training Tips

August 2, 2013
POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use.

Officer Safety Training Tip: Taking a Strong Stance

August 2, 2013
POLICE Magazine has teamed up with The MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., to offer a series of training videos demonstrating defensive tactics officers may need to use. Videos feature veteran officer Ron Dorfman and instructors John Crouch and Adam Gillespey demonstrating the techniques. Read the full story here.

Video: New Ford System Warns Officers of Rear Pedestrians

July 19, 2013
Ford has added a new technology called "surveillance mode" to its 2014 Ford Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility that alerts an officer when a pedestrian approaches the vehicle from behind to heighten the officer's tactical awareness.

Ford's Surveillance Mode

July 19, 2013
Ford has added a new technology called "surveillance mode" to its 2014 Ford Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility that alerts an officer when a pedestrian approaches the vehicle from behind to heighten the officer's tactical awareness. Read the full story here.

High-Risk Hostage Encounters

May 24, 2013

Dr. Bill Lewinski of the Force Science Institute offers his thoughts on high-risk hostage encounters following the accidental shooting of a college student by a Nassau County (N.Y.) Police Department officer. Bill explains high-stress decision making, how tell when you can no longer engage a suspect with rapport, and the importance of time as a factor in an officer's ability to react to these complex situations. Read our profile of Lewinski here.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

May 22, 2013

We have statutes in many states against distracted driving, including texting while driving, talking on a cell phone, and other technological multi-tasking. So given the prevalence of in-car computers in patrol cars and how they are often used by an officer who is driving, we have to ask if the rules governing distracted driving apply to police officers as well as the public.

We Need Smart Cops

May 16, 2013
I'd sleep better knowing that those tasked with the power of making life or death decisions were those most capable of doing so.
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