There are many more officers who want to wear the fabled bomb tech symbol of laurel leaves, electric bolts, and an aerial known as the "crab" than there are positions available.
It is ridiculous to think that an officer could take a single defensive tactics course that teaches specific techniques for knife defense and then be prepared for a knife attack.
Rappelling is an important skill for law enforcement tactical teams, but improper training can lead to fatalities.
The "Lights, Sights, and Lasers" training course is completely free to law enforcement officers and it provides always evolving training that is otherwise often hard to come by.
A TASER is an effective tool when the situation calls for a non-lethal approach, but to properly use it, you need to do more than just pull the trigger.
It's 13:30 on a Tuesday and dispatch advises you that someone called the local middle school saying he planted a bomb and it is set to go off at 14:30, just as school lets out. The school is waiting for law enforcement's response.
In addition to the built-in retention of your holster, there are some techniques and tactics that you need to know in order to keep your duty weapon in place during a physical altercation.