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The Infuriating Irony of Protesters' Opposition to 'Cop City' Training Facility
Demands for increased quality and quantity police training will only be successfully met when myopic anti-police politicians, members of the press, and radicalized protesters get out of their own way and let it happen.
5 Things to Know When Buying Custom Patches
“Misidentification or lack of identification can cause big issues,” says David Curran, manager of agency sales for CopQuest. “So, whether we have multiple agencies working together or you're doing a covert undercover assignment, being able to identify yourself as law enforcement will help the general public see who you are."
Attending ILEETA: A Primer on the World's Premiere Police Training Event
Calling any one of the individual events at ILEETA a "class" is like calling Swan Lake a "dance" or Ride of The Valkyries a "song." The weeklong train-the-trainer conference attracts more than 600 of the best law enforcement trainers in the world.
What Patrol Officers Should Know About Gang Activity
Richard Valdemar says every officer, especially patrol officers, should keep a notebook. With every contact on the street, ask questions and make notes of the answers given. That allows the officer to, in a sense, create a database of gang activity in the community.
Ohio Train Derailment Highlights Need for Training in HAZMAT Incident Response
Properly trained first responders should be able to at least identify the level of danger within the first few moments of being on scene, and potentially be able to then initiate the best and safest possible course of action to protect people, property, and the natural environment.
AT&T/FirstNet Readies Super Bowl LVII Communications
Inside the stadium, AT&T has deployed more than 2,000 wireless network antennas supported by approximately 12 miles of fiber and power cables. Outside the stadium, 64 outdoor antennas have been installed supported by 15 miles of fiber and power cables.
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5 Things to Know When Buying Ballistic Shields
Dale Taylor, CEO of Blueridge Armor, estimates about 60% of the shields out there offer protection against handgun rounds while only about 40% are rifle rated. True cost is a factor, with the rifle-rated shields costing more, but weight also comes into play.
In Memphis, an Absence of Training, Accountability, Answers, and Justification
Viewing—and contemplating—the video recording of the deadly incident in Memphis is somewhat reminiscent of the scene in Apocalypse Now depicting Captain Benjamin Willard and Colonel Walter talking about the reason for their meeting in the jungle.
Pennsylvania Teens Hope Cadet Academy Leads to Career in Policing
Given today's staffing crisis, it's imperative that the profession not give up on giving interested young people every opportunity to explore policing.
5 Things to Know When Buying Patrol Vehicles
“Over the last 20 years, some agencies may have been a little bit cautious about adopting hybrids and electric vehicles. Now we're seeing that there's a lot more willingness to take a look at these things and start adding them to the portfolio,” says Lindsey Bertino.
SHOT Show 2023: A Final Wrap Up
Although we have already covered Industry Day at the Range, day one, day two, and day three of SHOT Show; we still had a few more items we wanted to share with you today.
Using (and/or Avoiding) Legends, Lies, Myths, and Misinformation in Training
There's usefulness in things like Tueller's "21-foot rule" and "Pence's pockets" as teaching tools—as long as the person providing the instruction concedes that the lessons are built on legend.
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