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Revisiting the "21-Foot Rule"

September 18, 2014

The so-called "21-Foot Rule" was born and soon spread throughout the law enforcement community. But is the "21-Foot Rule" a forensic fact or a police myth?

Countering Gun Grabs on the Ground

August 30, 2014

Even a well-trained officer can find him- or herself on the ground when initiating an arrest. Things happen quickly and things can get ugly quickly. Be sure that you are ready to counter any grabs for your weapons.

Suspect Contact and Control

May 2, 2014

It's critically important for you to be able to control the suspect at the point of initial contact, and it is equally important for you to have control tactic options once the initial contact is made.

Defending Against a Ground Attack

February 27, 2014

One of the worst-case scenarios for officers is to be on the ground with assailants sitting on top of them punching or choking them. In order to train for this worst-case scenario, your tactics need to be simple and effective.

Reconsidering Carotid Control

January 30, 2014

The carotid restraint control hold is a valuable force option. When applied by a competent end-user, the hold is quick and highly effective and is absent of any evidence of traumatic injury.

Just Breathe

June 11, 2010

Besides the critical benefit that controlled breathing can provide for someone with a life-threatening injury, it has daily applications that can help you perform your job better.

Survival is Your Responsibility

January 1, 2009

Recent "scientific" studies have shown that officer-involved shootings happen very quickly…DUH! One only needs to talk to any officer who has ever been involved in a shooting to figure that out.

Keep It Real

December 1, 2007

As you attempt to make an arrest, you are on full alert, not knowing who the suspect is, what the suspect is capable of, or what the suspect is willing to do. Even on a so-called "routine" stop, this time the offender could be a time bomb waiting to explode.

Dynamic Weapon Retention

November 1, 2007

As weapon retention—or the lack thereof—is a significant cause of fatalities for police officers, as well as those they are trying to apprehend, this article is intended to help you find a practical solution for weapon retention that will help save lives and reduce departmental liability.

Two-and-a-Half Shapes to Counter Any Attack

July 1, 2007

When defending yourself, you should also be on the offensive. To do this successfully, all you need are two-and-a-half shapes to counter any attack. You probably think I'm joking at this point, but bear with me. Remember, especially as a police officer, an attack could happen anywhere or at any time. You might be totally caught by surprise or prepared. If you have the right technique, none of these things should matter.

Winning at Night

June 1, 2007

Gunshots still ring in your ears as you hunker down behind your patrol car. You know the armed suspect ran from his car into some roadside brush, but surreal red and blue flashes from your overheads make it difficult to focus on where he might be now. You see a muzzle flash as he fires again from the shadows.

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