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How To Prevent Positional Asphyxia

By taking precautions in how people are restrained and by monitoring restrained subjects, officers can reduce the potential for in-custody death.

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How to Buy Patrol Boots

Choose footwear that fits your feet and your mission.

(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.

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.