Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
Attendees to the POLICE-TREXPO 2011 conference in Chantilly, Va., from Aug. 10-12 had the chance to hear Lt. Col. Dave Grossman give the keynote, "The Bulletproof Mind: Psychological and Physiological Preparation for Combat." They were also able to take advantage of a pair of defensive-tactics traing sessions, including Al Giusto's techniques for disarming suspects armed with edged weapons. Range Night included an instructional session from Chris Cerino of "Top Shot" fame.
Al Giusto of Combined Combatives demonstrates the edged-weapon defensive tactics he'll be teaching at POLICE-TREXPO East 2011 from Aug. 10-12 at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center, South Hall, Chantilly, Va.
You don't need the government or CAIR to vet your counter-terror training. You know that there are good and bad people of all faiths, races, and ethnicities. You know the truth when you hear it. You can vet your own training.
Each year at POLICE-TREXPO, the trade show and exposition attracts some of the leading manufacturers of tactical products and vehicles. This year's show was no exception. The aisles were packed with innovative and intriguing new tools and machines. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
Speaking to a POLICE-TREXPO East audience at Chantilly's Dulles Convention Center, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzales of Zapata County, Texas, said the influence of Mexican drug cartels and human trafficking gangs is now nationwide.
Noted author and investigative journalist Steven Emerson began his August 19 keynote presentation at POLICE-TREXPO East in Chantilly, Va., by explaining that he was going to talk about two types of jihad: the violent type and what he calls the "stealth jihad."
While appearing at POLICE-TREXPO East, Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts discusses how officers can engage a subject with edged weapons. Janich is interviewed by Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.
Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts discusses edged-weapon defense during POLICE-TREXPO East with Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.
Don Alwes discusses long-gun options for female officers during POLICE-TREXPO East with Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.
A lot has changed since 9/11. But one thing remains the same: There are a lot of bad people out there who want to make us bleed. The United States is still a very soft and juicy target.
During his keynote address at POLICE-TREXPO East 2010, Islamist terrorism expert Steven Emerson warned law enforcement officers about the threat of radical groups who pose as moderates to gain traction in American society. Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer, interviews Emerson in a video courtesy of PoliceOne.
Islamist terrorism expert Steven Emerson discusses the stealth jihad movement and tells you what you need to know about the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. Emerson, who sat down with POLICE Editor David Griffith after speaking at POLICE-TREXPO East, advises LEOs to use intelligence and informants within known Muslim organizations to penetrate stealth jihadist cells. Emerson is the executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and was a reporter at CNN and "U.S. News & World Report." He has produced award-winning documentaries and books on jihadists, including his current "Jihad Incorporated."
Every officer should have a minimum amount of medical equipment as well as training to use the equipment. As I have stated at POLICE-TREXPO in some of my presentations, my dream is for a small kit with the essentials to appear on the belt or in a pocket of every LEO.