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Virtual Reality Training

April 1, 2009

Today's simulators are high-tech computer systems with digital projectors that play complex interactive scenarios. They are designed not only to teach officers when and how to shoot guns and less-lethal weapons but also how to talk to suspects to avoid escalation and confrontation.

Combined Skills Training

April 18, 2008
It's difficult to fit in all of the types of mandatory training Why, then, can't we combine different elements of the training that officers receive?

How to Mark Your Training Weapons

May 9, 2007
In the last decade, there has been a significant rise in the number of officers killed in training by live weapons. This is documented in Ken Murray’s book “Training at the Speed of Life.”

Taking the Plunge

April 1, 2006

Chances are that at some point during your law enforcement career you will work around water. Are you prepared to work around water? Are you trained to stay alive in water, and to fight and prevail in water?

First-Class Training

April 1, 2006

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a heaven where noble warriors spend their days training and fighting and in the evenings the sick and dead are magically cured in time for bountiful feasts.

Training Aids

January 1, 2006

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

Torture Testing

June 1, 2005

All holsters are not created equal. You know that. You also know that different types of holsters are designed to be used for different police applications. But what you may not know is how to evaluate holsters for quality, fit, retention, and general function.

Lead Vs. Steel

April 1, 2003

Since the turn of the 20th century when criminals first became mechanized, officers have recognized a need for gun and ammunition combinations capable of penetrating the light sheet metal of vehicles.

How to Conduct a High-Speed Pursuit

April 1, 2003

As you wait at the intersection a woman zooms past you, running the red light going 50 mph, 25 miles over the speed limit. Should you drive after her?

Countering Canine Attacks

March 1, 2003

You have no choice. You draw your service weapon and fire three rounds into the dog. Two find their mark in its chest cavity, while the third rips through one of its front legs. It takes a few more paces, collapses, and dies.

Outgunned

March 1, 2003

There is a tendency among all law enforcement to believe that no matter the odds, their bravery and training can save the day. It’s an instinct that a good SWAT officer must overcome. Because believe it or not, there are times when even a SWAT team may be outgunned or otherwise need help.

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

February 1, 2003

Initiating your agency’s first K-9 unit is a daunting task. If you’re willing to accept this challenge, then the first thing you need is the support of your department.

Improving the Odds

September 1, 2002

For some reason, most officers have a vision of a gunfight as being one shooter against another. The reality of such incidents is much different and even deadlier. An alarming number of police gunfights involve more than one bad guy against a single cop.

TWO if by Sea: Tactical Waterborne Units

August 1, 2002

The lesson of the Baltimore exercise is quite clear: police agencies can't just arbitrarily decide that their jurisdictions end at the water's edge and assume that anything on the water will be handled by the Coast Guard, the Navy, or somebody else.

Centers of Higher Learning

April 1, 2002

Although most agencies supply their officers with basic firearms training, there are reasons that law enforcement officers are some of the most active attendees of specialized gun training academies.

Teamwork

March 1, 2002

When a terrorist attack really happens, these men need to know how to work together, or people will get killed. This is not a game.

A Capital Success Story

February 1, 2002

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

Simulated Use-of-Force Training

January 1, 2002

Simulated training devices exercise those decision-making muscles; when it comes down to it, what you learn from them just might keep you alive.

Cops on Bikes

December 1, 2001

It might look easy, but you better be ready for training and lots of exercise before you trade in your cruiser for two wheels.

Euro Counter-Terrorism

April 1, 2001

Conventional police forces deployed in large and normally  slow-to-react formations were not capable of dealing with small, clandestine terrorist cells, striking swiftly and melting into the civil scenery.

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