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Don’t Ban the “21-Foot Rule”

May 4, 2016

The 21-foot rule originated 33 years ago in Salt Lake City as a reaction time experiment by Lt. Dennis Tueller, but it is entirely unjustifiable to dismiss it as an "outdated concept."

How To Motivate Law Enforcement Officers

April 7, 2016

With the challenges facing our country, highly motivated law enforcement officers and respected law enforcement agencies are needed now more than ever in our communities. Motivated officers with strong ethics are the most important elements in the long-term success of a law enforcement agency. 

NYPD Hires Controversial Former Denver Officer to Head Training

March 28, 2016
A former Denver officer who has devoted her career to fostering stronger ties between police and minority communities will head up training for the NYPD, becoming the first black woman in that role in decades, officials said.

Video: LAPD Offers Inside Look at Police Shooting Investigations, Training

March 3, 2016
LAPD tactics are under scrutiny as the department reviews last year's rise in crime and how officers responded. On Wednesday, members of the media had a front-row view of training at the Davis Academy in Granada Hills, CA.

LAPD Offers Inside Look at Police Shooting Investigations, Training

March 3, 2016
LAPD tactics are under scrutiny as the department reviews last year's rise in crime and how officers responded. On Wednesday, members of the media had a front-row view of training at the Davis Academy in Granada Hills, CA. More Here.

Balance Manipulation in Arrest and Control

February 29, 2016

The system, called "JET," is a product of the Jinsei Institute of Durango, CO, which maintains that the use of balance manipulation can decrease a subject's ability to move, resist, or escalate and give trained officers significant advantages during approach and contact.

Laser Ammo Unveils Interactive Multi Training Target System

February 17, 2016
Laser Ammo's Interactive Multi Training Target System features an interactive system that operates without the use of a computer. The targets communicate with each other in whatever numbers the user selects, up to five.

Video: Phoenix Police Get Training in Spotting Terror Threats Online

January 5, 2016
As the war against terrorism continues, the Phoenix Police Department is one of the few agencies in the country offering specific training for its officers on gathering intelligence online to spot potential threats.

Your Leadership Roles

November 17, 2015

You're kidding yourself if you think that you will ever have a fully trained and motivated command. You are a trainer, a coach, and if you care about the future, a mentor. In reality, each has its own role, specific purpose, and desired outcome.

Time to Get Real

October 28, 2015

The reality of close-quarter engagements is that they are some of the most dangerous situations faced by law enforcement officers. Statistics show that a majority of attacks against officers occur in close quarters during initial or first-contact situations.

How to Become a Bomb Tech

September 4, 2015

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.

Instinct and Knife Attack Defense

September 4, 2015

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: Stopping the Fall

August 24, 2015

Rappelling is an important skill for law enforcement tactical teams, but improper training can lead to fatalities. 

Lights, Sights, and Lasers

August 24, 2015

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. 

Improving ECW Tactics and Policies

August 21, 2015

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.

Bomb Threat at a Middle School

August 21, 2015

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. 

Video: All LAPD Officers to Attend Refresher Training Program on Use of Force

July 14, 2015
Officers from LAPD's Topanga Division were among the first of the city's estimated 10,000 officers who will be required to participate in the 5-hour course for what the department calls "Preservation of Life Training" within the next 30 days.

2 Seattle Officers in Trouble Over Comments About De-Escalation Training

June 30, 2015
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has asked the department’s internal-investigations unit to conduct a preliminary review of comments made by two officers in a New York Times video and story on de-escalation training.

New First Responder Guide for Surviving IEDs and Active Shooter Incidents Available

June 18, 2015
A new report is available on improving survivability in IED or active shooter incidents. The First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs.

Cleveland Chief: Officers Should See Themselves as 'Guardians,' Not 'Warriors'

June 11, 2015
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said Wednesday that among the challenges he faces in reforming his department in concert with a federal consent decree is training his officers to view themselves as guardians of the community, rather than warriors.
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