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(Video) Why Police Trainers Should Attend ILEETA

Trainer Brian Willis discusses how membership in the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and attendance at its annual conference can benefit all police trainers and, by extension, the officers they train.

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Great Cops are Both Helpers and Warriors

Progressive politicians want to turn you into social workers; someday when they need a warrior they will regret that decision.

1 Thing to be More Outraged Over than the Jussie Smollett Debacle

Am I outraged about the 16 felony charges against Jussie Smollett being summarily dropped? Sure, but I'm also utterly unsurprised. Here's something that recently happened which did surprise me, and has me pretty hot under the collar.

Child's Play: What I Learned at ILEETA 2019

During ILEETA 2019, we talked about family and friends—some of whom we've said goodbye to this year. We shared tears of sorrow, hugs of support, kisses on the cheek, and moments of uproarious laughter.

Former UFC Fighter Now Instructing Police Says Officers Are Heroes

Born in Brazil and now a United States Citizen, Jorge Gurgel says he is proud to help police officers in dynamic situations by providing them with some training in his own skills learned in the gym.

7 Tips for Safely Dealing with Animals on Patrol

Mountain lions and other very dangerous predators have been known to show up in densely populated cities. Elk have been known to get tangled in a farmer's fencing. Raccoons and opossums end up in storm drains and dumpsters on a regular basis. Here are some thoughts on dealing with non-human subjects in a way that keeps both the animal and the officer safe.

Vermont Officer Sues Department Over Head Injuries Sustained in Training

An officer with the Burlington (VT) Police Department says she suffered three concussions and permanent hearing damage during a training exercise at the Vermont Police Academy.

Phoenix Police to Purchase Brainwave Monitor for Training

Phoenix police will spend $60,000 on a high-tech brainwave-monitoring system endorsed by elite athletes to help reduce officer use-of-force incidents, including shootings.

Protecting and Serving on Two Wheels

It would be hard to come up with an area of the country that presents more of a difficult year-round operating environment for motorcycle officers than Las Vegas. Traffic throughout the area is bad and on the Strip and downtown it sometimes doesn't move at all. Tourists are in town to have a good time, which often means more than a few intoxicating beverages and that means drunk driving.

NYPD Reportedly Being Trained to Close Eyes During Tense Situations

The potentially dangerous advice is part of a $35 million “smart policing’’ primer by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton that most of the officers who have gone through it say is completely useless.