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Five Essentials to an Effective Arrest

Officers should follow the practices of S2P3: situational awareness, self-control, presence, positioning, and prevention.

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Officer Fitness: The Drag Move

Pulling heavy objects is effective as a strength and endurance builder.

Trends in Training: Police Innovate While Critics Irritate

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean late last week. Here's why he's leaped prematurely to a conclusion.

Several Louisiana Cadets Injured in Alleged Hazing Incident

As many as 12 cadets attending the Louisiana State Police Academy were reportedly injured—including cuts, bruises, a broken nose, and a fractured arm—as part of a punishment at the training academy earlier in October.

University Professor Blames Police Training for Recent Fatal Shootings

A criminal justice professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth believes that police training is to blame for the death of Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot and killed by former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean on Saturday.

Police Training Company Sues Netflix and Mini-Series Director

The police training and consulting firm John E. Reid and Associates filed a federal lawsuit against Netflix and director Ava DuVernay claiming defamation in one of the episodes of the four-part series "When They See Us."

The Benefits of Timely Policy Training

Online training offers agencies an effective and cost-efficient method for teaching officers about policy changes.

Oklahoma Dive Team Pulls 200 Pounds of Trash from Reservoir

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive team recently conducted a two-day training beneath in Tenkiller Ferry Lake, a reservoir in eastern Oklahoma.

Hawaii Police Training Leads to Errant Activation of Tsunami Alarms

A police training exercise led to the Tsunami sirens activating on the islands of Oahu and Maui, sparking a brief panic among residents.

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Looking Back: Knife Training and Handgun Lasers

POLICE has covered handling and defending against edged weapons and using laser sights on revolvers and semi-autos.