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Vehicle Ambush Training

March 20, 2014

My agency recently presented an in-service training program on how to handle vehicle ambushes. We tackled the issue by focusing on the only three possible options available when attacked in your vehicle: retreat, run the suspect over, or get out and fight.

Calif. K-9s Compete for Top Dog

September 10, 2013
At least 16 officers from more than a dozen northern California agencies competed in the 10th annual Art O'Keefe Memorial Police Canine Competition Saturday in Lodi.

Minn. Officer Bucked In Mounted Unit Training

July 11, 2013
A Minneapolis Police officer was bucked and stepped on by her horse Wednesday during training but has escaped major injury.

Md. Recruit Wounded In Training Sues

June 17, 2013
The University of Maryland Police recruit who was shot in the head during a training exercise has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit naming the city, county and individual officers involved in the unauthorized training.

Skidcar Introduces Skidbike for Police Motorcycle Trainers

May 17, 2013
Skidcar System Inc. introduced the Skidbike tool for law enforcement motorcycle training at its annual conference in Las Vegas, according to the company.

Training Accidents

April 16, 2013

No one keeps complete nationwide statistics on law enforcement training accidents, but they are a significant cause of death and serious injury in the line of duty. Most training accidents share one common trait: They could have been prevented.

A Full-Scale Faux City for Force-on-Force Training

April 10, 2013

The College of DuPage had Cubic Corp. create the high-tech tactical village at the college's 66,000-square-foot Homeland Security Education Center in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Realistic Training Makes You a Better Cop

February 14, 2013
Training in real-world conditions is the key. Get outside in the hot, cold, dark, and whatever weather you have to operate in. Realism begins in training and not in make believe.

Steven Seagal Helps Train Ariz. Posse for School Shooters

February 11, 2013
Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio and actor Steven Seagal teamed up Saturday to provide active-shooter response training to the civilian posse that has begun guarding Phoenix-area schools.

Verbal De-Escalation

January 11, 2013
As the details about Thursday's Taft Union High School Shooting are coming to light, we're learning that two brave school staff members were able to distract the shooter long enough so that the rest of the students in the class could escape the room unharmed.

Honoring the Sandy Hook Shooting Responders

December 14, 2012
In the aftermath of this tragedy, let's all take the opportunity to commit ourselves to being the best trained officers we can. We should train for these scenarios like they really could happen on our watch.

One Stance, Three Uses

October 24, 2012

As street cops we can break down three major areas in which we use some type of stance: field interviewing, fighting (obtaining control), and shooting. Many police academies and law enforcement agencies have a variation for each of the three areas described. My question is why?

Crowd Management: Preparing for the Storm

August 28, 2012

The good news is that crowd management and crowd control techniques have been refined over the last few years. The bad news is you're going to need them and more to keep the peace. So this is a good time to review crowd management tactics and prepare yourself for the hard days ahead.

Raytheon Brings Hollywood Motion Capture Technology To LE Training

May 25, 2012
The VIRTSIM system applies Motion Reality's patented motion capture technology to allow a tactical team of up to 13 individuals to interactively train with complete freedom of motion. Unencumbered by wires or cables in a 360-degree virtual environment, trainees experience realistic sensory feedback as they interact with live people or avatars.

Helicopter Training In Law Enforcement

April 3, 2012

How we train is how we fight—or more broadly, how we perform under pressure. This also applies to helicopter pilots; how they train versus how they are expected to fly.

Leading Warriors and Covert Ops

March 26, 2012
Managing a successful clandestine operation usually requires coordination, information sharing, familiarity with the terrain and, if it involves Islamist counter-terror tactics, an understanding of Muslim friend or foe.

Wis. Active Shooter Training Features irTactical System

January 31, 2012
Universal Electronics Inc.'s irTactical division will host an active shooter training program using its laser-based training system at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from June 8-10.

Obituary: Numb John Inventor Guido Tanzini

January 11, 2012
Guido J. Tanzini, the inventor of the "Numb John" training dummy, has died at the age of 85. Tanzini developed the training product in 1959, so officers could train in a more realistic way.

Using Vehicles for Concealment and Cover

October 4, 2011

Every well-trained cop can explain the difference between cover and concealment. Because you may have to use your vehicle for cover or concealment in the heat of a gunfight, you'll want to familiarize yourself with three shooting positions—kneeling, crouching, and not hugging cover—to effectively respond to a threat. After viewing the photos, read the full article, "Cars, Cover, and Concealment."

Video: Cars, Cover, and Concealment

October 1, 2011

Every well-trained cop can explain the difference between cover and concealment. One common summary I have heard is "Cover stops the bullets that are being fired at you and concealment hides you from the suspect but does not stop bullets."

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