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Protecting Blue Civil Rights

Protecting Blue Civil Rights

During National Police Week, the Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos National Blue Alert Act was passed by Congress. Now law enforcement officers need more protection, an amendment to the federal Hate Crimes statute to create the Blue Shield Protection Act.

June 30, 2015

Shots Fired: Clackamas County, Oregon, 12/05/2005

Shots Fired: Clackamas County, Oregon, 12/05/2005

Seemingly as insensate to his own pain as that he inflicted on others, Donald Graham also possessed a reputation as a man who backed his words. And no promise meant more to him than the one he'd made his wife that he'd never go back to prison. He'd do what he had to do.

April 12, 2011

Safe Searching: The Standing Basic Search

Safe Searching: The Standing Basic Search

We search people in a variety of field situations and legal circumstances. As far as officer safety skills are concerned, I believe pat search techniques to be one of the most critical skills given too little emphasis in training, and therefore worthy of analysis.

March 28, 2011

How to Watch the Hands

How to Watch the Hands

It is imperative that you be able to recognize when suspects are using their hands to access and deploy weapons so you know how to respond. Never bring a control hold to a gun fight.

January 28, 2010

Rethinking the 21-Foot Rule

Rethinking the 21-Foot Rule

Back in 1988, Calibre Press released a stunning law enforcement training tape titled "Surviving Edged Weapons." The tape is great, but it has led to a dangerous myth. Over the years, this simple demonstration of draw speed has morphed into an astounding misconception that now permeates law enforcement and security training, "The 21-Foot Rule."

October 1, 2007

Northern Injustice

Northern Injustice

It took three trials—two resulted in hung juries— over five years before prosecutors managed to get a verdict in the case.

November 1, 2006

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

One part of the domestic violence scenario that remains unchanged is its extreme danger for the law enforcement officer sent to restore order out of mayhem.

May 1, 2002