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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.

Handcuffed Suspect Fires at Texas Officers

June 6, 2013
A suspect arrested for riding a stolen motorcycle was shot and killed after he fired a concealed handgun at officers from inside a police SUV on Tuesday. The suspect had concealed a handgun from the arresting officers.

Video: Intoxicated Man Pulls Loaded Gun In Cruiser

May 7, 2013
A rookie Metro Transit police officer didn't fully search an intoxicated man who pulled a revolver out of his waistband while riding un-handcuffed in the rear of a patrol car.

Minn. Man Pulls Gun In Squad

May 7, 2013

An intoxicated Minneapolis man pulled a loaded gun from his pants while in custody in the back of a patrol car that officers eventually wrestled away from him. Read the full story here.

NYPD Begins Testing Handgun Scanners

January 23, 2013
The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.

Student Who Shot Self In Cruiser Wasn't Fully Searched

December 7, 2012
A deputy performed only a brief pat down, not a full search, on a handcuffed teenager who shot himself Wednesday in the backseat of a patrol car on the campus of North Shore Senior High School, officials admitted Thursday.

Chicago Gang Funeral Goers Get Police Pat Downs

December 6, 2012
Chicago Police will begin patting down attendees of gang funerals to prevent violent attacks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told CBS News.

NYPD Cop Jams Finger In Gun's Hammer, Stops Assault

October 9, 2011
A quick-handed NYPD sergeant likely saved his own life when he stopped a man's revolver from firing by sticking his right ring finger between the hammer and cylinder.

Accent on Officer Safety

September 20, 2011

Given the ever-present risks to your survival, it's important for you to know that in numerous decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has created special rules to allow you to investigate crimes and apprehend suspects without undue restrictions that jeopardize your safety. Being aware of these cases can help you avoid taking chances you don't have to take.

5 Fundamentals of Making an Arrest

April 21, 2011

Always remember we need to Immobilize, Control, Handcuff, and then Search. Once handcuffed, search the subject's immediate area where he or she can retrieve a weapon while handcuffed. This includes the waist area, the groin area, pants pockets, and the small of the back-all favorite spots that criminals like to hide their firearms and other weapons.

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.

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.

A Training Solution for Searching Female Suspects

February 24, 2011

Female searches can be problematic for cops of both genders. Male officers are hamstrung by an inability to conduct such pat-downs, and female officers by their male counterparts' need to bring them to the scene to do the job.

California Officer Shot During Pat-Down Search

February 2, 2011
An officer was conducting a pat-down search of a male in a group of two males and two females. The man got nervous, went to the ground, then got up, pulled out a gun and shot twice at the officer. Neither bullet hit the officer, although one struck his car. The officer did not return fire.

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.

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