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Preparing for the Prospect of a "Suicide by Cop" Incident

Accept the fact that a suicide-by-cop incident could happen to you on any call on every shift you work.

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Webinar on Redefining De-escalation in the Age of Liability

Police Magazine is hosting a free upcoming webinar Apr. 23 to share training procedures aimed at protecting your department from liability risks.

(Video) New Speer Gold Dot and Federal LE Ammo Bundle at SHOT Show 2020

At the SHOT Show 2020 Industry Day at the Range, Vista Outdoor's JJ Reich discusses why officers will benefit from new Speer Gold Dot G2 Carry Gun ammunition as well as Federal Syntech Training Match Ammo Bundled with HST Defense Ammo.

2 Ways to Harden Soft Targets Like Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques

It's time to make it significantly more difficult for an armed assailant to commit mass murder in "soft targets."

2 Thoughts on Policing in 2020

Here are some thoughts for 2020 to continue to reduce line-of-duty deaths and reverse what appears to be a significant spike in police officer death by suicide.

Legendary Police Trainer Ed Nowicki, Founder of ILEETA, Succumbs to Illness

Ed Nowicki—who founded the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association (ILEETA) in 2003—died this week after a decade-long battle with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT).

Tips and Tactics for Dealing with Subjects on the Autism Spectrum

When you're dealing with a subject on the ASD spectrum, there may be no outward sign whatsoever of that individual's unique condition—people on the spectrum can physically look just like so-called "neurotypical" individuals. Here are some tips and tactics to keep in mind for encounters with ASD subjects.

Why Citizens Academies are Good for Policing ...and How to Stand One Up

A Citizens Police Academy has the potential—when well planned and well executed—to positively impact police-community relations. Here are a couple of observations I've had in attending a handful of CPAs.

California Agency Must Train Officers in LGBTQ Following Lawsuit

Every officer with the Palo Alto (CA) Police Department will undergo LGBTQ training after a gay man sued the department and the city alleging that his civil rights were violated during an incident in February 2018.

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Tennessee Department Opens $1.4M Training Facility

Existing officers and potential recruits with the Johnson City (TN) Police Department now have a new facility in which they will receive academy and in-service training following a ribbon-cutting ceremony late last week.