March 2018

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Training Simulators: Going Beyond Shoot, Don't Shoot

Here's a look at what can be done when simulator training is taken to the next level.

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The LEOSA Blues

Jon Adler

On Dec. 8, I retired from law enforcement after serving over 26 years, and joined the ranks of the LEOSA elite. The next day, I panicked and poked myself to see if blue blood was still running through my veins.

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Be a Jack of All Trades, Not a Master of One

Focusing on just one vehicle, penal, or narcotics code sub-specialty means that crooks are getting away with other stuff around you. You should strive to be both the Jack of All Trades and the Master of All of Them.

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How To…Deal With Wild Animals

Bears are not a common reason for police calls, but it's a good idea to have a plan for them in...

You can be dispatched to pretty much any type of wild animal call. If you can think of it, somebody somewhere has had to respond to it. I will share with you a common sense framework that you can build upon based on the unique situations you find yourself in.

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The Wolverine Punch

The Wolverine punch can be executed easily as you arise from a seated position. This is much...

By striking quickly and minimizing the return force in your fist, you can deliver a more effective blow and protect the bones of your hands.

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Taking Care of Yourself

(Photo: Getty Images)

It's often said of moms, but it's also true of officers: you can't take care of others if you don't first take care of yourself.

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SHOT Show 2018: Report from the Aisles

FN's SCAR-SC is a select-fire 5.56mm NATO subgun based on the full-sized SCAR rifle. (Photo:...

For this year's Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held in January, the POLICE editors and a POLICE contributor walked the aisles learning about the latest products for law enforcement. Here's our report on the nation's largest police equipment show.