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How To Handle Audio Exclusion

How To Handle Audio Exclusion

The tools needed for simulating diminished hearing during training are basic: ear plugs and range ear muffs. These are effective for creating scenarios involving temporary hearing loss due to gun shots or other explosive sounds.

February 7, 2011

TREXPO East 2009: Hard Lessons

TREXPO East 2009: Hard Lessons

TREXPO East 2009 offered three days of classes covering topics ranging from knife defense to European tactical medicine techniques. Some of the best classes during this year's TREXPO East conference focused on terrorism and its effects on front line officers.

October 30, 2009

TREXPO West: Hands-On Training for Attendees
Never Go Gently

Never Go Gently

While working out in the gym is commendable, it is not going to save you in and of itself. You need to train for the incident.

January 1, 2008

TREXPO East 2007: Hitting the Books and Each Other

TREXPO East 2007: Hitting the Books and Each Other

The conference portion of the 2007 TREXPO East offered a little bit of something for every attendee. Once primarily SWAT oriented, the TREXPO conference now includes classes of interest to tactical medics, SWAT operators, patrol officers, and gang officers.

October 1, 2007

TREXPO West 2007: Something for Everyone

TREXPO West 2007: Something for Everyone

TREXPO is both a trade show and an educational conference for law enforcement officers. And this year’s TREXPO West held recently in Long Beach, Calif., offered excellent training opportunities for both SWAT and patrol officers.

May 1, 2007

TREXPO East 2005: A Training Buffet

Conference attendance was up significantly at this year’s TREXPO East, held Aug. 29 through Aug. 31 in Chantilly, Va. And with good reason. The conference program offered an excellent balance of hands-on defensive tactics training, anti-terrorism classes, and patrol and SWAT tactics courses.

October 1, 2005

The School of Hard Knocks

The School of Hard Knocks

The introduction comes in the form of a three-minute round of body sparring in a 6X6-foot ring against the trainers, all noted martial artists and police DT instructors in their own right. Both the students and the instructors wear 16-ounce boxing gloves and headgear, but they still get hit and it still hurts.

February 1, 2004

Draw The Line

Draw The Line

The art of establishing perimeters can mean the difference between success and failure.

January 1, 2004

Structure Searches

Structure Searches

Thousands of times a day in this country peace officers search homes, businesses, schools, and other structures for hidden offenders. Structure searches can turn into a high-risk assignment for the officers performing them.

September 1, 2003

Unleashing the Warrior Spirit

Unleashing the Warrior Spirit

What about learning how to become the aggressor? That's right, you need to know how to become the attacker and let your assailant react to you.

March 1, 2003

Jumping into the Fire

Jumping into the Fire

At Columbine, the officers, deputies, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel did an incredible job in their response to an unbelievably bad situation. But through no fault of their own, the tactics they were trained to use were not suited to the nature of the incident.

October 1, 2002

Reaction Time

Reaction Time

Things are getting more dangerous out there. Whether you are functioning as a member of a SWAT Team or conducting routine patrol duties, you are responding to more and more calls with firearms drawn.

March 1, 2002

Splitting Seconds

Splitting Seconds

Don't let 'routine' get in the way of solid officer safety tactics. Familiarity breeds false security.

November 1, 2001

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