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How to Speak to the Mentally Ill

Barking orders and giving demands to someone who is already agitated will only make things worse.

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Unlocking the Confusion Around Chokeholds

Chokeholds are some of the most controversial and effective techniques that officers can use to end attacks.

Defending Against Spontaneous Knife Attacks

By applying basic principles of fighting, you can increase your chances of successfully countering and surviving a sudden edged weapon assault.

High-Risk Arrest Tactics

Work as a team with at least one other officer to apprehend a high-risk subject as safely as possible.

Discreetly Carrying Long Guns in Public

A sling bag allows an officer to carry a long gun in public for extended periods of time while keeping the weapon secured and out of sight. And the weapon can be quickly deployed when needed. Read Brian Marshall's full article here.

Responding to Domestic Disturbances

A domestic disturbance call can involve anything from a verbal dispute to a homicide. So we all need reminders of the danger of domestic disputes and ensure officers are taking all precautions.

Surviving as a Hostage

As police officers (and especially if you work corrections) in the United States or Canada, you have to ask this question: What would you do if you were taken hostage?

Discreetly Carrying Long Guns in Public

Many Americans get alarmed and even angry when they see officers equipped with rifles or submachine guns at events, so you need methods for covertly carrying them.

Unknown and Known Risk Vehicle Stops

No vehicle stop should be considered low-risk, as it is never possible to gauge beforehand the level of danger involved.

Best of POLICE: Our 12 Most Popular Articles

We're doing a new kind of index in this Buyer's Guide issue in the form of a gallery of our 12 most popular articles based on website visits.