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Chemical Suicides

April 18, 2011

When called to suicide scenes, emergency personnel don't always know what they're up against. With some 90 percent of chemical suicides posting warnings on the windows of the cars and rooms in which they kill themselves, one would hope that officers and firefighters would think twice before opening doors and breaching windows.

Safe Searching: The Standing Basic Search

March 28, 2011

We search people in a variety of field situations and legal circumstances. As far as officer safety skills are concerned, I believe pat search techniques to be one of the most critical skills given too little emphasis in training, and therefore worthy of analysis.

Lone-Officer Patrols: Going Solo

March 28, 2011

Caught between diminishing tax revenues and citizen demand for greater police protection, law enforcement leveraged the challenge onto the backs of its patrol personnel. By splitting two-officer units into separate cars, police agencies were able to effectively double the area of patrol coverage.

Maintain Your Gear, It Could Save Your Life

March 28, 2011
I've seen handguns that have not been cleaned and cared for. I've seen holsters with cobwebs and dust lines, telling me the weapon hasn't been removed in months.

Safe Pat-Down Searches

March 11, 2011

Searching people in a standing position is something deputies and officers do every day. As such, officer safety is a primary concern. View this photo gallery for a step-by-step approach to help you safely conduct a pat-down or Terry search for weapons. Read the full article, "Safe Searching: The Standing Basic Search." Photos courtesy of Sgt. James Harbison.

Hazards of Deploying Spike Strips

March 11, 2011

The dash-cam footage from a Dane County (Wisc.) Sheriff's Office deputy shows the hazards of deploying spike strips on a highway.

Arizona Dealer Offers Kawasaki ZG1400 Enforcer

March 10, 2011
The ZG1400 Enforcer adds "drop bars" to protect the bike during cone-pattern training and cuts back to one battery to power its electronic police gear. The bike arrives with a radio kill switch so an officer can preserve battery life when booking a subject or processing a DUI.

Ford Police Interceptors: Officer Protection

March 7, 2011

The next-generation Ford Police Interceptor is built to protect officers in the event of a crash, and engineered to help them avoid a crash before it happens. Source: Ford Motor Co.

Setcom Introduces Half Shell Helmet Communicator

February 25, 2011
The communications system, which can be added to most half-shell helmets, is designed with lightweight, UV-rated plastic and can be added as slide-up or snap-on option. It's compatible with Super Seer, Shoei and Bell brands.

Slain Wash. C.O. Remembered, Prison Makes Changes

February 9, 2011
Officer Jayme Biendl, "always said hello and goodbye with a smile on her face," her supervisor Sgt. Jimmie Fletcher said. "She was committed to being a good officer, daughter, sister - not just to her siblings, but to her co-workers."

How To Determine a Basic LE Combat Load

February 9, 2011
During my law enforcement career, I found it no real burden or inconvenience to carry one or two spare magazines or one or two extra speed loaders. One trick I learned is to invert double-magazine pouches to make them fit in a way that flatters your body and protrudes less.

Gun Grabs: 3 Techniques

February 1, 2011

When asked to demonstrate weapon retention, most officers place both hands on their holstered handgun and move their hips violently from side to side. This is a good technique. Here are three additional techniques that can help you keep your duty weapon out of the hands of the bad guy. For the full story, read "Stopping Gun Grabs."

Saving Police Lives

February 1, 2011

The odds of you dying in a traffic accident are much higher than the odds of you being shot while restrained in your car.

Washington Corrections Officials Respond to Officer's Slaying

January 30, 2011
On Monday, the state's top correctional official told POLICE Magazine the agency was well aware of Byron Sherf's violent past and allowed him additional access privileges, because he had shown good behavior. It was one reason Sherf was transferred to the medium-security Monroe facility.

The Hazards of Patrolling In Snow

January 27, 2011

Winter poses unique dangers for the patrol officer. Dealing with these threats is a matter of weather-proofing yourself both mentally and physically.

Traffic Control 101

January 10, 2011
Most academies show a presentation and tell you your Field Training Officer (FTO) will properly instruct you. The reality is your FTO will wheel into a crash scene, check for injuries, and tell you to handle traffic. Here lies the problem — no real instruction, and please be mindful of your hand gestures.

Driving In Nasty Weather

December 29, 2010
Weather is a hazard that must be managed by law enforcement officers, especially when driving patrol vehicles. Lt. Keith Wilson, who oversees the Michigan State Police's Precision Driving Unit, provided a few suggestions, so officer safety will be top of mind when operating your vehicle in nasty weather.

Self Talk: Auditing Your Internal Dialogue

December 17, 2010
As my friend Bob Brenner says, "The most important conversations you will ever have are with yourself, about yourself, in the privacy of your own mind."

The Scale of Desirability and Fatal Funnel

October 15, 2010
If you understand how the mind works, then you'll understand the power of words to program the subconscious mind for success or failure. In this week's post, we'll continue with that line of thought by examining the "scale of desirability" and "fatal funnel."

Officer Safety: Wristband Handcuff Key

October 13, 2010

Viewing these photos, you can see how a detainee could quickly give himself an escape route from your cuffs, so you'll want to make sure you look for this during your thorough search.

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