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Pre-Attack Warning Signs

Pre-Attack Warning Signs

Stay alert to the cues of a potential attack so you can act appropriately before it's too late.

November 13, 2019

Working in Low Light

Working in Low Light

Criminals like the dark, and we have to know how to counter their use of poorly lit locations and nighttime hiding places.

July 13, 2018

Combating Ambush Attacks

Combating Ambush Attacks

Combating an ambush-style attack is difficult, but there are some simple steps you can take to put the odds in your favor. First of all, avoid routine.

December 7, 2016

Don't Fear the Recoil

Don't Fear the Recoil

Some agencies have sold off their shotguns or traded them away in favor of the rifle. Rifles are great, but so are shotguns, and you should have both.

August 9, 2016

Shooting from the Hip

Shooting from the Hip

Hip shooting can give you the edge you need to defeat an assailant that's close to you. At close distances all we're looking for is hits on a human-sized target.

March 4, 2016

Moving While Shooting

Moving While Shooting

There are a number of benefits to shooting while moving. First, a moving target is a much harder target to hit than one that is stationary. Secondly, it lessens that action-versus-reaction gap

May 31, 2015

Realistic Gunfight Training

Realistic Gunfight Training

Even though we are told to keep our distance from subjects to give us time to react to a threat, that's not always realistic. We have to move in and close the distance to deal with people on a daily basis, and our training should reflect that.

December 31, 2014

Stopping Fatal Trends

Stopping Fatal Trends

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in the first half of 2014 officer fatalities increased 31% over the same time period in 2013. The only thing we can do is train for the unexpected, and prepare ourselves for that one day that may never happen. 

October 7, 2014

Stopping Big Rigs

Stopping Big Rigs

For whatever reason some officers are intimidated when it comes to stopping big rigs. But it's a part of an officer's job to enforce the rules and regulations of the road, and crimes are being committed by some operators of these big rigs.

March 10, 2014

Off-Duty Tactics for Street and Home

Off-Duty Tactics for Street and Home

As law enforcement officers we find it hard to think of ourselves as "victims." We tend to think that robberies, burglaries, and home invasions happen to other people, not to us. After all, we're the cops. Unfortunately, crime can affect anyone, even us.

January 23, 2013

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

Let me give you a flashlight technique that will work under stress, in any conditions, on any terrain, and inside any building. It's as simple as this: Turn the damn light on and point it at what you're trying to shoot.

January 25, 2012

5 Fundamentals of Making an Arrest

5 Fundamentals of Making an Arrest

Always remember we need to Immobilize, Control, Handcuff, and then Search. Once handcuffed, search the subject's immediate area where he or she can retrieve a weapon while handcuffed. This includes the waist area, the groin area, pants pockets, and the small of the back-all favorite spots that criminals like to hide their firearms and other weapons.

April 21, 2011

Off-Duty Firearms Carry and Training

Off-Duty Firearms Carry and Training

If for no other reason than the protection of yourself and your loved ones, you need to practice off-duty firearms tactics. And it's in your agency's best interests to provide you with the necessary skills.

November 18, 2010

Perfecting Your Handgun Grip

Perfecting Your Handgun Grip

Most of us will agree that properly gripping a firearm is an important element of fundamental shooting skills, but what is the "proper" way to grip a handgun?

July 7, 2010

Patrol Rifle as Close Quarters Weapon
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