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Surviving as a Hostage

Surviving as a Hostage

As police officers (and especially if you work corrections) in the United States or Canada, you have to ask this question: What would you do if you were taken hostage?

September 4, 2018

Pre-Attack Indicators

Pre-Attack Indicators

Learn how to tell someone is about to assault you long before they make their first move.

February 8, 2018

Change Your Thinking About Gun Grabs
Accessing and Drawing the Tools on Your Belt
Make Your Training Real

Make Your Training Real

If your defensive tactics training doesn't reproduce the conditions you will face on the street, then you are training to fail.

August 7, 2017

Crowd Management: Preparing for the Storm

Crowd Management: Preparing for the Storm

The good news is that crowd management and crowd control techniques have been refined over the last few years. The bad news is you're going to need them and more to keep the peace. So this is a good time to review crowd management tactics and prepare yourself for the hard days ahead.

August 28, 2012

Redefining Fit for Duty

Redefining Fit for Duty

An officer's physical fitness is a concern not just because the officers are overweight and might develop a debilitating health condition in their later years. It's an officer survival issue. It could put an officer at a serious disadvantage when he or she faces a more physically fit bad guy who has the mindset to win.

August 1, 2008

Get Ready to Read the Riot Act

Regardless of the actors involved, when an angry protest hits the streets of your city, you will be called upon to maintain the peace and prevent or stop violence.

May 1, 2008

How to Deploy Impact Munitions

Today, law enforcement has access to a wide range of impact munitions that can be used for numerous applications. Yes, rubber and wooden baton rounds are still used in riot control, but more sophisticated impact rounds can be used to prevent suicides, to stop dog attacks, and in other uses that might have once required lethal force.

December 1, 2007

How to Evaluate a Training Program

You have many opportunities for training outside of your agency. But how do you tell which classes are suitable for you and whether what you learn in those classes will work on the street?

August 1, 2006

Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

Chances are that at some point during your law enforcement career you will work around water. Are you prepared to work around water? Are you trained to stay alive in water, and to fight and prevail in water?

April 1, 2006

How to Train with Simulators

How to Train with Simulators

Anyone who has ever watched “Star Trek: The Next Generation”—that’s the one with Picard, not Kirk—has probably noticed a special room on the Enterprise called the “Holo-Deck.” The Holo-Deck uses holograms, transporters, replicators, and other unlikely science-fiction technologies to create an immersive virtual reality that can be used by the Enterprise crew for both recreation and ultra-realistic training.

January 1, 2006

Special Deliveries

For generations law enforcement has been seeking the perfect round, the so-called “magic bullet.” The ideal police weapon is a munition that could be fired at a distance to temporarily incapacitate a suspect so that he or she could be taken into custody without injury to either the suspect or the arresting officer. It would work every time, and it would be a substitute for deadly force.

November 1, 2005

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