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How to Investigate a Meth Lab

September 1, 2006

Navigating the dangers of cookers’ “kitchens.”

Guard Droppers

July 1, 2006

Most departments forget to train officers for one very dangerous time on the job: the “safe” times, after a suspect has been arrested.

Know Their Flight Plans

July 1, 2006

When it comes to apprehending fleeing suspects, understanding the tactics being used by those suspects is as important as understanding the tactics practiced by law enforcement. The criminal element has learned how law enforcement operates and criminals have adjusted their tactics.

Backing Up is Hard to Do

June 1, 2006

Ask risk managers to tell you what causes the majority of vehicular accidents, and they will all sing the same tune: "Backing Up Is Hard To Do."

Hiding in Plain Sight

May 1, 2006

As a law enforcement officer, what are the odds that the next person you stop has a concealed weapon within easy reach? Of course the answer depends on the circumstances, but nobody would argue that officers face the potential for harm with every single civilian encounter. The problem is that almost anything on or near a person of interest could conceal a covert weapon.

Departmental Waterproofing

April 1, 2006

Departments also need to take steps to prepare their officers to work in and around water.

Stay Out of the Way

April 1, 2006

You can prevent a vehicle attack by taking a sound tactical position.

Exercising Emotional Control

March 1, 2006

As an American law enforcement professional, you are a special individual who has followed a higher calling, voluntarily defending the lives and property of others. You have set yourselves apart as the true warriors of our modern society.

Distracted Driving

March 1, 2006

The other day a friend of mine had a rear-ender on duty that was caused by his responding to his MDT (Mobile Distracting Terminal) or MDC (Moving Destruction Computer) or whatever they are called.

Marking Rounds

January 1, 2006

Sold under the brand names AirMunition (sold by Advanced Interactive Systems) and Simunition FX, marking rounds are reduced power cartridges tipped with soft, colored plastic projectiles that splat against the target and leave a bright mark.

Resolutions for Cops

January 1, 2006

Ah, the first month of the new year. It’s a month of parties, football, snow or snowbirds (depending on where you live), and just generally good feelings. Then the winter wears on. Football ends for nearly everybody’s team; ice appears on the roadways at the worst time (who hasn’t had the thrill of that tactical 360-degree spin en route to a call); and all those resolutions you made suddenly become ancient history.

Training Aids

January 1, 2006

The proper equipment can make your training safer and more effective.

Stay Ready

September 1, 2005

Be prepared for things to go south on every contact you make. You never know when you’ll need to take chase or pull your gun at a moment’s notice.

Occupational Hazards: Bloodborne Pathogens

September 1, 2005

The bloodborne pathogens that you are most likely to come into contact with are the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This exposure can result in you becoming infected with one or more of these viruses. As such, it is important that you understand the medical implications of this serious occupational hazard.

Watch What You Eat

July 1, 2005

While not generally regarded as one of the more obvious dangers of the job, an officer’s lunch break is not without its liabilities.

Intuitive Decision Making

March 1, 2005

The importance of force-on-force training in law enforcement and military operations cannot be overstated. Human beings learn in three ways: seeing, hearing, and doing.

Fatal Errors

January 1, 2005

Making an arrest, engaging in a traffic contact, and intervening on the scene of domestic mayhem are, statistically, among the most dangerous things you can do. Make an error in your handling of one of these and you should anticipate a really bad day.

Old Cops Know "Stuff"

October 1, 2004

The big secret is to listen to these veteran cops, believe most of it, and put it into action in your own life. What I learned from older cops saved my life on several occasions.

Street Survivors

February 1, 2004

While it’s outstanding to survive a crash, it’s even better to avoid one in the first place, and that’s where good training and situational awareness feature heavily. But carmakers and their design teams play a role in officer safety as well. Let’s take a look at what the Big 3 American police car manufacturers are doing to make their cars safer for the nation’s law enforcement personnel.

Mental Illness Can Kill...You

January 1, 2004

Confrontations with emotionally disturbed subjects put officers’ lives at risk.

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