Today's simulators are high-tech computer systems with digital projectors that play complex interactive scenarios. They are designed not only to teach officers when and how to shoot guns and less-lethal weapons but also how to talk to suspects to avoid escalation and confrontation.
April 1, 2009
One thing that's clear from the statistics is that law enforcement is becoming a more dangerous occupation. Which begs the question: Is the training that the average law enforcement officer receives adequate enough to help him or her counter the threats presented by the job?
March 1, 2008
Most attacks on law enforcement officers occur at a range of 10 feet. Are you training for them?
September 1, 2006
The great Bill Jordan once said: "There is no second-place winner in a gunfight." Even if you take nothing else away from this article, I ask that you train to win any gunfight that you become involved in, not survive it, but win it.
March 1, 2006
All holsters are not created equal. You know that. You also know that different types of holsters are designed to be used for different police applications. But what you may not know is how to evaluate holsters for quality, fit, retention, and general function.
June 1, 2005
We all know that most police-involved shootings develop at a range of just a few feet. But there are exceptions. It’s not easy to hit a target in combat at long range with a pistol. But it can be done.
November 1, 2003
You don't like doing it, I don't like doing it…no one I know likes shooting with one hand. But quite often, how you shoot determines whether or not you go back to the street or end up in an office job riding a desk.
November 1, 2002
Although most agencies supply their officers with basic firearms training, there are reasons that law enforcement officers are some of the most active attendees of specialized gun training academies.
April 1, 2002
The point shooting vs. aimed shooting controversy will probably go on forever. Wait a minute-are you kidding? There should be absolutely no controversy surrounding whether or not point shooting is more effective than aimed shooting.
November 1, 2000
Every year officers are disarmed and murdered with their own weapons. It only makes sense to always carry while off duty and to always carry a back-up weapon while on duty.
October 1, 2000
Personal investigation indicates that only about 25 percent of officers practice on their own time. Supervisors, concerned by a low hit rate in critical incidents, may push for better handguns and advanced training. But officers are responsible for their own safety and should practice on their own.
August 1, 2000