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NRA Announces Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor of the Year for 2015
San Francisco PD Being Trained to Fire Twice and Assess During Shootings
Former Officer, Criminal Justice Scholar Says Police Training Leads to "Avoidable" Suspect Deaths

Former Officer, Criminal Justice Scholar Says Police Training Leads to "Avoidable" Suspect Deaths

Having served as an officer at a large municipal police department, and now as a scholar who researches policing, I am intimately familiar with police training. I’ve also had long conversations with trainers and use-of-force instructors at law enforcement agencies across the country, and they’ve all led to one conclusion: American police officers are among the best-trained in the world, but what they’re trained to do is part of the problem.

December 18, 2014

Pa. State Trooper Shot, Killed in Training Accident

Pa. State Trooper Shot, Killed in Training Accident

Trooper David Kedra, 26, of the Troop K, Skippack station was participating in a training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, Pa., when he was shot. Read More. Read Update.

October 1, 2014

Deadly Threats: The Longest 10 Seconds

Deadly Threats: The Longest 10 Seconds

The most stressful situation a police officer can face is an unexpected deadly threat—someone wanting to kill you or another person. You must react to it. And you don't have time to think.

June 17, 2014

Ark. School District Plans To Arm Teachers

A small Arkansas school district is arming and training 20 volunteer teachers and staff with handguns for fall classes under a little known state law allowing license, armed security guards on campus.

July 30, 2013

Tampa Chief Trains New Trigger Finger

After losing the tip of her right index finger in a June boating accident, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor swapped her semi-auto pistol for a revolver and trained her middle finger to operate the trigger.

July 10, 2013

Video: Ill. Cop Shoots Antlers To Separate Deer

Video: Ill. Cop Shoots Antlers To Separate Deer

Police used a handgun to blast apart the antlers of two tangled bucks that were unable to separate themselves after a bitter duel. Footage shows Illinois police taking aim three times at the duo, which they feared would otherwise die from starvation if they were not split up.

February 18, 2013

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

Straightforward Flashlight Technique

Let me give you a flashlight technique that will work under stress, in any conditions, on any terrain, and inside any building. It's as simple as this: Turn the damn light on and point it at what you're trying to shoot.

January 25, 2012

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Overview

POLICE-TREXPO 2011: Overview

One of the reasons why this year's POLICE-TREXPO conference was so memorable was the quality of the instructors. The POLICE-TREXPO staff assembled some of the top educators and speakers in law enforcement to present a widely varied schedule of classes.

October 27, 2011

Video: Cars, Cover, and Concealment

Video: Cars, Cover, and Concealment

Every well-trained cop can explain the difference between cover and concealment. One common summary I have heard is "Cover stops the bullets that are being fired at you and concealment hides you from the suspect but does not stop bullets."

October 1, 2011

Police Product Test: Benchmade Triage Knife
Are We Teaching Cops To Run?

Are We Teaching Cops To Run?

When a gunfight begins you need to end it, period. But many of you have been taught that your first need is to find cover. Which may be teaching you to run away from a fight instead of doing your duty, which is to "run toward the gunfire."

August 19, 2011

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