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Md. Recruit Wounded In Training Sues

Md. Recruit Wounded In Training Sues

The University of Maryland Police recruit who was shot in the head during a training exercise has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit naming the city, county and individual officers involved in the unauthorized training.

June 17, 2013

Obituary: Numb John Inventor Guido Tanzini

Obituary: Numb John Inventor Guido Tanzini

Guido J. Tanzini, the inventor of the "Numb John" training dummy, has died at the age of 85. Tanzini developed the training product in 1959, so officers could train in a more realistic way.

January 11, 2012

Training Aids

Training Aids

The proper equipment can make your training safer and more effective.

January 1, 2006

Lead Vs. Steel

Lead Vs. Steel

Since the turn of the 20th century when criminals first became mechanized, officers have recognized a need for gun and ammunition combinations capable of penetrating the light sheet metal of vehicles.

April 1, 2003

Outgunned

Outgunned

There is a tendency among all law enforcement to believe that no matter the odds, their bravery and training can save the day. It’s an instinct that a good SWAT officer must overcome. Because believe it or not, there are times when even a SWAT team may be outgunned or otherwise need help.

March 1, 2003

Countering Canine Attacks

Countering Canine Attacks

You have no choice. You draw your service weapon and fire three rounds into the dog. Two find their mark in its chest cavity, while the third rips through one of its front legs. It takes a few more paces, collapses, and dies.

March 1, 2003

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

How to...Start a K-9 Unit

Initiating your agency’s first K-9 unit is a daunting task. If you’re willing to accept this challenge, then the first thing you need is the support of your department.

February 1, 2003

Improving the Odds

Improving the Odds

For some reason, most officers have a vision of a gunfight as being one shooter against another. The reality of such incidents is much different and even deadlier. An alarming number of police gunfights involve more than one bad guy against a single cop.

September 1, 2002

A Capital Success Story

A Capital Success Story

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

February 1, 2002

Death’s Dogs:  Cadaver Search Canines

Death’s Dogs: Cadaver Search Canines

Any officer who has been involved in a search for a missing victim knows that law enforcement needs every possible break. Cadaver dogs, though not likely to become widely known or ever be the subject of a television series, give cops just the break they need when searching for human remains.

December 1, 2000

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