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Arrive Alive

Arrive Alive

Law enforcement commanders, trainers, and officers must work to reduce single-vehicle crashes on patrol.

May 6, 2019

11 Tips for Responding to Domestic Violence Calls
Tips for Safety on Patrol in Severe Winter Weather
7 Tips for Safely Dealing with Animals on Patrol

7 Tips for Safely Dealing with Animals on Patrol

Mountain lions and other very dangerous predators have been known to show up in densely populated cities. Elk have been known to get tangled in a farmer's fencing. Raccoons and opossums end up in storm drains and dumpsters on a regular basis. Here are some thoughts on dealing with non-human subjects in a way that keeps both the animal and the officer safe.

January 25, 2019

Officer Safety Considerations for Foot Pursuits

Officer Safety Considerations for Foot Pursuits

While empirical data doesn't exist—at least to my knowledge—on lost productivity due to injuries sustained during foot pursuits, anecdotal evidence suggests that medical leave following such activities is significant enough to give some thought to the matter.

November 23, 2018

Why Schools Should Teach Students about Policing and Constitutional Law

Why Schools Should Teach Students about Policing and Constitutional Law

I've long held the belief that a year-long civics class should be a requirement nationwide. Further, these classes should include more than just the basic structure of government. Curriculum should incorporate Constitutional Law and Supreme Court cases related to the Fourth and Eighth amendments, as well as police policies, procedures, and practices.

October 19, 2018

Off-Duty Safety Tips

Off-Duty Safety Tips

It's no secret that groups like Antifa and Anonymous are simpatico, and when you add BLM activists to the mix, you have a troika of anti-police groups that is not to be underestimated. Consequently, officers must maintain vigilant watch for threats while off duty.

August 30, 2018

A Plague of Deadly Hesitation, De-Motivation, and De-Policing in America

A Plague of Deadly Hesitation, De-Motivation, and De-Policing in America

Police in a variety of places have talked about trepidation to act when action is the only reasonable response. They have spoken about fearing the aftermath of a deadly force encounter more than they do the incident itself. However, we need to be redoubling our efforts to re-establish proactive policing and aggressive crime fighting.

August 17, 2018

5 Considerations for Off-Duty Safety in the Era of Anonymous, Antifa, and BLM

5 Considerations for Off-Duty Safety in the Era of Anonymous, Antifa, and BLM

Earlier this week, it was reported that Black Lives Matter protesters "crashed" the wedding of one of the two Sacramento police officers reportedly involved in the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. This incident offers a stark reminder that even when you are off duty, there are people who want to do you harm. Here are some thoughts about keeping yourself and your family safe away from the job.

August 10, 2018

Preventing Struck-by-Vehicle Duty Deaths
How to Minimize Accidental “Struck By” Duty Deaths