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Tactics and Training: Thoughts on Use of Force
Policing When It's Freezing

Policing When It's Freezing

Officers working in some of the coldest parts of the country need the right equipment and tactics to cope with the cold.

November 13, 2019

Is Contact and Cover Dead?
Officer Safety: Why or Why Not?
Be a Jack of All Trades, Not a Master of One

Be a Jack of All Trades, Not a Master of One

Focusing on just one vehicle, penal, or narcotics code sub-specialty means that crooks are getting away with other stuff around you. You should strive to be both the Jack of All Trades and the Master of All of Them.

March 1, 2018

Control Tactics and Counter-Tactics
Stopping Fatal Trends

Stopping Fatal Trends

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in the first half of 2014 officer fatalities increased 31% over the same time period in 2013. The only thing we can do is train for the unexpected, and prepare ourselves for that one day that may never happen. 

October 7, 2014

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic

How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

July 25, 2014

Movement to Contact

Movement to Contact

For us, the purpose of MTC is stop the threat, deny the suspect movement, deny an advantageous tactical position, or collect information to be used in critical next-step decision-making.

November 14, 2013

Understanding the OODA Loop

Understanding the OODA Loop

The more you study law enforcement training, the more you are likely to see the term "OODA loop." This term was coined by U.S. Air Force Col. John Boyd to explain the dynamics of fighter combat and why some pilots succeed when others fail.

September 19, 2013

Beware Bad Guys on Bikes

Beware Bad Guys on Bikes

Each year more criminals are using bicycles as a way to enhance their criminal activities. This article will go over some strategies and tactics to consider when dealing with such suspicious persons.

April 4, 2013

Adding Alley Lights to Police Cruisers

Adding Alley Lights to Police Cruisers

It's been my experience that the alley lights on police cruisers are among the most underutilized tools in law enforcement. That's a shame because proper use of alley lights can make you a more effective crime fighter.

March 20, 2013

Rethinking Active Shooter Response

Rethinking Active Shooter Response

The threat of active shooters is on the minds of both the public and law enforcement. Now that so many people in law enforcement and the public are looking for ways to prevent active shooter attacks, it's time to rethink the way that we respond to these attacks.

February 25, 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

Loose Lips Sink Ships

Loose Lips Sink Ships

It's always best to say as little as possible when interacting with citizens. Any sensitive information you provide could come back to bite you—and everyone else involved in the case. Here are some reminders of other wrongheaded ideas that could lead you to say or do something you shouldn't and royally muck up a case.

September 22, 2011

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