Do you want to wear an on-body camera while on duty?
Writer, wildlife photographer, hunter, and naturalist Ron Spomer tests Brite-Strike's APALS, an innovative feather weight, self-adhesive, multi-purpose light.
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.
Training is often a casualty of budget issues, and driver training usually doesn't rank as high on the priorities list as training in firearms and defensive tactics. But what activity do you engage in most while on duty? Unless you walk a beat, it's most likely driving.
Technology has not been without its understated dangers, particularly for millennial-generation officers. These men and women who are currently entering the law enforcement workforce are finding that advancements in the tech arena come with a price, often saddling them with distractions to their situational awareness and officer safety.
The counter-ambush tactics discussed in this article will provide you with simple ways to respond to calls for service so that an ambush is less likely to occur. The tactics discussed are not super-secret SWAT or ERT procedures, nor sensitive military operations plans.
The problem we have as humans is we aren't real good at evaluating risk, and if we don't evaluate it properly we can't compensate for it.
Four Boston Police officers who responded to a chemical suicide were cleared, after entering the home of a woman who injested sodium azide, a substance similar to cyanide.