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Okla. Recruit Dies After Training Accident

An Oklahoma City Police recruit who was critically injured during arrest and control training died as a result of that injury, the agency has announced.

October 16, 2012

Video: Okla. Cops Fired for Restraining Hospital Patient
Choke Escapes: 2 Techniques

Choke Escapes: 2 Techniques

If you find yourself against an MMA aficionado, you'll want to know how to get out of a choke hold. View detailed photos showing escape techniques to defend against the rear naked choke and the guillotine choke. Read our full article, "Choke Escapes." Photos by Jimmy Lee.

March 15, 2012

Small Edged Weapons

Small Edged Weapons

Many of the criminals now being released have learned to use small edged weapons in prison. Some of these inmates are very skilled at using these blades to slice and kill. Job one for a police officer is to not get cut and to stop the attack. After viewing these photos, read our full article, "Defending Against Small Edged Weapons."

February 7, 2012

Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

Handcuffing with Hands On the Head

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon demonstrates a safer position from which to handcuff a suspect than the "hands on the head" position.

September 29, 2011

Widow Claims Head Blows Caused Recruit's Death

Widow Claims Head Blows Caused Recruit's Death

The widow of a Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit who died after defensive tactics training has sued departmental leaders and trainers, claiming that repeated blows to the head caused the death of John Kohn.

August 19, 2011

Handcuffing on a Wall

Handcuffing on a Wall

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon demonstrates safe ways to handcuff a suspect on a wall.

August 18, 2011

POLICE-TREXPO 2011 In Pictures

POLICE-TREXPO 2011 In Pictures

Attendees to the POLICE-TREXPO 2011 conference in Chantilly, Va., from Aug. 10-12 had the chance to hear Lt. Col. Dave Grossman give the keynote, "The Bulletproof Mind: Psychological and Physiological Preparation for Combat." They were also able to take advantage of a pair of defensive-tactics traing sessions, including Al Giusto's techniques for disarming suspects armed with edged weapons. Range Night included an instructional session from Chris Cerino of "Top Shot" fame.

August 11, 2011

Two Dynamic Takedowns

Two Dynamic Takedowns

An officer must be able to handle a suspect who becomes resistive or combative during a pat-down search. Here are two moves you can use that will help you take him to the ground, so you keep yourself safe and in control of the situation. Read our full article, "Dynamic Takedown Techniques."

July 21, 2011

Video: Countering Edged-Weapon Attacks

Video: Countering Edged-Weapon Attacks

Officers must polish their skills to defend against edged-weapon attacks. At POLICE-TREXPO East 2011, Al Giusto of Combined Combatives is teaching two sessions that directly address these threats.

July 21, 2011

Gun Grabs: 3 Techniques

Gun Grabs: 3 Techniques

When asked to demonstrate weapon retention, most officers place both hands on their holstered handgun and move their hips violently from side to side. This is a good technique. Here are three additional techniques that can help you keep your duty weapon out of the hands of the bad guy. For the full story, read "Stopping Gun Grabs."

February 1, 2011

Engaging With Edged Weapons

Engaging With Edged Weapons

While appearing at POLICE-TREXPO East, Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts discusses how officers can engage a subject with edged weapons. Janich is interviewed by Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.

September 21, 2010

Defending Against Edged Weapons

Defending Against Edged Weapons

Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts discusses edged-weapon defense during POLICE-TREXPO East with Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.

September 21, 2010

Restraint and Control Strategies

Restraint and Control Strategies

Loren W. Christensen demonstrates an effective arm-bar control tactic that's modified from one of the jujitsu techniques he incorporated into police work while he was a cop in Portland. The segment is from his Paladin Press training video.

September 15, 2010

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