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The Wolf Pack Mentality

March 9, 2010
Do not underestimate gang members because they are young or small, scrawny wolves. Maybe you have even encountered and dealt with several of them individually in the past. Maybe you know their names and their families. Don't assume that they will hesitate to attack you because you are bigger, better armed and capable of utilizing deadly force.

How to Watch the Hands: 3 Scenarios

March 5, 2010

From basic training to field training, officers are told, "Watch the suspect's hands." But you are not taught how to do it. Why haven't law enforcement trainers developed an easily understandable method to teach you the specifics of hand-movement awareness? Mike "Ziggy" Siegfried explains how, and shows three scenarios – reaching for a gun, reaching for a knife, and reaching for a wallet to show ID. Also, please view "How to Watch the Hands" for an in-depth article on this topic.

South Jersey Cook Puts 'Body Hair' in Officer's Sandwich

March 5, 2010
Charges have been filed, but 26-year-old Ryan Burke said he didn't intentionally put any hair into the bagel sandwich he served to the officer, who was not named.

Texas Officers Defend Practice of Not Wearing Seatbelts

March 3, 2010
Law officers from a variety of Texas agencies told the Houston Chronicle that seat belts can hinder them, despite national highway statistics showing that many officers killed in vehicle accidents weren't wearing them.

How to Watch the Hands

January 28, 2010

It is imperative that you be able to recognize when suspects are using their hands to access and deploy weapons so you know how to respond. Never bring a control hold to a gun fight.

California Court Gives Body Armor To Violent Felons

December 20, 2009
Paul Weber, president of the the Los Angeles Police Protective League officer's union, said the decision will "make criminals more bold and more likely to shoot it out with the police."

Shotgun Ammunition: Rounds of Authority

December 14, 2009

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center produced this video, "Shotgun Ammunition: Rounds of Authority" to demonstrate conventional, specialty, and exotic shotgun ammunition. It describes the capabilities and shows the effects of the various rounds on an assortment of substances.

Off-Duty Stealth Tips

December 10, 2009
Perform a fashion check before you leave the house: Do I look like a cop? If so, then go prepared. If you don't want to be bothered, tone down the wardrobe.

Survival is Your Responsibility

January 1, 2009

Recent "scientific" studies have shown that officer-involved shootings happen very quickly…DUH! One only needs to talk to any officer who has ever been involved in a shooting to figure that out.

Tis the Season for Mayhem and Madness—So Be Safe

December 22, 2008
As the year draws to a close, the holiday season is upon us. However, for some professions-notably, police, fire, military, emergency medical, etc.-the holidays are often busier than the rest of the year. Those in these professions, along with their families, understand and accept this as a fact of life.

Cops, Casualties of an Undeclared War

October 14, 2008
It is disturbingly clear that despite the many improvements in officer safety, law enforcement remains a deadly dangerous profession.

Safety is Your Business

September 5, 2008
I want you to think about your daily routines in preparing for the job. Every department has one great knee-slapper of a story about someone making a big mistake due to laxity. But to me, if someone could have been injured or worse I hate it.

Rethinking Traffic Stop Interrogations

September 1, 2008

Every year there are newspaper and television accounts of police officers who've made life-threatening mistakes and found themselves being dragged by automobiles. With proper training, mental preparation, and a little common sense, you can avoid many of these scenarios and take your suspects into custody without incident.

3M and NLEOMF Team Up to Protect America's Peace Officers on Our Roadways

August 29, 2008
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material are teaming up to urge motorists and police officers to exercise care on the roadways and keep America's peace officers safe—during the upcoming Labor Day weekend and throughout the year.

Dangerous Decibels

August 1, 2008

Noise is the enemy of communications and tactical awareness. So to improve the performance of law enforcement tactical units and protect the hearing of their highly trained operators, it's time for agencies nationwide to invest in suppressors for the weapons used by their entry teams.

Work Safer, Get Sued Less

March 24, 2008
It's simple: what gets you hurt also gets you sued. Actually, it's not simple at all, but it's still true.

What Is a Trainer?

February 26, 2008
Of course we could patrol and investigate, and supervise and manage without trainers. But could we do it well, and properly? In many cases, no, we could not.

Be a Smart Learner

November 14, 2007
I am concerned about an insidious problem in the law enforcement training community: the growing potential for misinformation in police training materials.

How to Justify Officer Safety Searches

October 1, 2007

On average, 60,000 officers are assaulted on the job every year. That's an average of 164 per day. The risk level you face on the job makes it important not only to resist complacency and to follow prudent tactics, but also to understand how to ensure that your interactions with suspects are constitutionally justifiable, so that you are never forced to choose between being safe and being sued.

Up Close, Personal, and Violent

September 1, 2006

Most attacks on law enforcement officers occur at a range of 10 feet. Are you training for them?

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