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(Video) How To Deal with the Media After a Use-of-Force Incident

Kevin Davis discusses how law enforcement agencies can do a better job of dealing with the news media following a use-of-force incident. The days of "no comment" are long since gone.

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How To Spot PTSD in Yourself

Know what to look for so you can seek help for PTSD when needed.

(Video) How to Outfit a Police Department with Patrol Rifles

Don Alwes discusses how a department should approach implementing a patrol rifle program. Alwes shares the questions that need to be answered before such a program is begun, and some best practices for getting it up and running.

How To Test for Drugs

Presumptive tests allow officers to quickly detect and identify illicit drugs in the field.

How To Retire a Police K-9

Handlers and agencies should decide early on who will be taking on which costs and responsibilities for a dog retiring from law enforcement work.

How To Start a Tactical Medicine Program

Tactically trained on-scene medical support personnel can greatly reduce operational risks.

How To...Buy A Flashlight

A few pointers can help you find the best illumination tool to meet your needs on duty.

How to Drive in Dangerous Weather

The best way to prevent accidents is to learn to recognize the hazards and train on how to prevent them from causing a tragedy.

How To Survive a Reprimand

Dealing with a reprimand at work can be a very distressing situation. Sometimes we create the situation and sometimes the situation is created for us. Either way, it's best to develop a strategy so you are prepared if and when it happens.

How to Protect Against Fentanyl Exposure

It's important to know what to look for if you suspect contact with fentanyl. Symptoms of opioid overdose include very small "pinpoint" pupils, slow heartbeat or low blood pressure, and being unresponsive.