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Tactics and Training: Thoughts on Use of Force
Policing When It's Freezing

Policing When It's Freezing

Officers working in some of the coldest parts of the country need the right equipment and tactics to cope with the cold.

November 13, 2019

(Video) Tactics for Surviving an Ambush Attack

(Video) Tactics for Surviving an Ambush Attack

Don Alwes discusses how increased officer situational awareness, proper tactical response, and knowledge of John Boyd's OODA Loop can keep officers safer in the event of an ambush attack.

June 26, 2019

11 Tips for Responding to Domestic Violence Calls
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

Is Contact and Cover Dead?
Officer Safety: Why or Why Not?
Be a Jack of All Trades, Not a Master of One

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.

March 1, 2018

Control Tactics and Counter-Tactics
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

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

July 25, 2014

Top 10 PoliceMag.com Articles of 2013

Top 10 PoliceMag.com Articles of 2013

PoliceMag.com readers couldn't get enough of articles focusing on weapons and tactics in the past year, according to the numbers. These topics dominated our list of the most well-read feature articles of 2013.

December 31, 2013

Movement to Contact

Movement to Contact

For us, the purpose of MTC is stop the threat, deny the suspect movement, deny an advantageous tactical position, or collect information to be used in critical next-step decision-making.

November 14, 2013

Understanding the OODA Loop

Understanding the OODA Loop

The more you study law enforcement training, the more you are likely to see the term "OODA loop." This term was coined by U.S. Air Force Col. John Boyd to explain the dynamics of fighter combat and why some pilots succeed when others fail.

September 19, 2013

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