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How To Retire a Police K-9

How To Retire a Police K-9

Handlers and agencies should decide early on who will be taking on which costs and responsibilities for a dog retiring from law enforcement work.

April 4, 2019

How To Start a Tactical Medicine Program
How to Protect Against Fentanyl Exposure

How to Protect Against Fentanyl Exposure

It's important to know what to look for if you suspect contact with fentanyl. Symptoms of opioid overdose include very small "pinpoint" pupils, slow heartbeat or low blood pressure, and being unresponsive.

August 30, 2018

How To Work With Aviation Units

How To Work With Aviation Units

There is no substitute for some type of aircraft in the air to support your operations. It's imperative that the coordination between ground units and flight crews be seamless and problem free. But this is easier said than done.

June 10, 2017

How to Join a Bicycle Unit

How to Join a Bicycle Unit

A great bicycle officer has a strong service mentality, paramount knowledge of laws, a thirst for new knowledge, and someone who can adapt to change easily. If this describes you, your agency's bicycle unit might be a good fit.

April 6, 2016

How to Become a Bomb Tech

How to Become a Bomb Tech

There are many more officers who want to wear the fabled bomb tech symbol of laurel leaves, electric bolts, and an aerial known as the "crab" than there are positions available.

September 4, 2015

How To Handle Audio Exclusion

How To Handle Audio Exclusion

The tools needed for simulating diminished hearing during training are basic: ear plugs and range ear muffs. These are effective for creating scenarios involving temporary hearing loss due to gun shots or other explosive sounds.

February 7, 2011

How to Decipher Gang Graffiti Codes

How to Decipher Gang Graffiti Codes

The Collective Eye offers this tutorial on how to understand gang graffiti symbols, handshakes and codes, using as an example the distinction between People versus Folks in the Chicago-area gang lexicon. Excerpted from The Heart Broken in Half, an anthropological documentary about a Chicago street gang, the Latin Kings.

December 31, 2009

How to Develop Informants

Some cops could use a hug. Others could use a Huggy Bear. Like Starsky and Hutch's trusty tattletale, reliable informants provide us with a worm's eye view of their sordid social circles, a heads up on threats to officer safety, and the groundwork for search warrants. They hang in circles we wouldn't want to enter. There is no question that the access they have and the intelligence they acquire is often invaluable to law enforcement.

August 1, 2007

How to Buy Rifle Optics

In days gone by, “rifle optics” referred to one thing: a telescopic sight with varying degrees of magnification. But today, rifle optics include a new class of aiming devices called combat optics, generally red dot sights.

January 1, 2007

How to Get Into SWAT Shape

Training for any agency’s SWAT team is physically, mentally, and tactically challenging. Add in long and changing shift work hours, family obligations, and not enough time in the day, and your goal of joining a SWAT team appears even more difficult. The goal of this article is to assist those police officers currently on the force in achieving the fitness level of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers.

November 1, 2006

Informed Publishing NIMS Field Guide

Informed Publishing’s new NIMS: Incident Command System Field Guide gives access to critical key points of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that can help you make decisions fast, and help make sure that NIMS compliance requirements are met. The 3x5-inch reference guide clearly and concisely outlines what you need to know about the NIMS. The guide has color-coded tabs and is tough, waterproof, and alcohol-fast.

September 1, 2006

How to Become a Bomb Tech

Much is known about many of law enforcement’s special teams: dive team, air watch, SWAT. In contrast, the hazardous devices team of your department (if you have one) is one that has intentionally kept itself out of the limelight, for good reason.

May 1, 2006

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest

How much is a cop’s safety worth? Despite safety concerns, due to shrinking budgets it’s becoming increasingly common for police departments to require officers to purchase their own body armor. Even when agencies pony up some money for ballistic vests, it’s usually not enough to buy the best of the best—which is what most officers want protecting them from bodily harm.

March 1, 2006

Equipping the Tactical Medic

The tactical medic must be able to effectively carry equipment and be able to operate in a tactical situation without hindering the rest of the team. So he or she must decide what items and tools will be carried into the field and what equipment will be left in a vehicle or in a larger kit.

March 1, 2006

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