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Patrol Tactics

Stopping Fatal Trends

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in the first half of 2014 officer fatalities increased 31% over the same time period in 2013. The only thing we can do is train for the unexpected, and prepare ourselves for that one day that may never happen. 

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How to Use a Pole Camera to Clear an Attic

Known as perhaps the most dangerous "fatal funnel" in police work, police officers clearing attic spaces are placed at a significant tactical disadvantage in which they are extremely vulnerable to attack. Tactical pole cameras are recommended technology for officers to reduce their risks when clearing attics, basements, or crawlspaces.

Top 10 PoliceMag.com Articles of 2013

PoliceMag.com readers couldn't get enough of articles focusing on weapons and tactics in the past year, according to the numbers. These topics dominated our list of the most well-read feature articles of 2013.

Movement to Contact

For us, the purpose of MTC is stop the threat, deny the suspect movement, deny an advantageous tactical position, or collect information to be used in critical next-step decision-making.

Understanding the OODA Loop

The more you study law enforcement training, the more you are likely to see the term "OODA loop." This term was coined by U.S. Air Force Col. John Boyd to explain the dynamics of fighter combat and why some pilots succeed when others fail.

Beware Bad Guys on Bikes

Each year more criminals are using bicycles as a way to enhance their criminal activities. This article will go over some strategies and tactics to consider when dealing with such suspicious persons.

Chicago Police Begin Foot Patrols

Rookie Chicago Police officers have begun patrolling the city's most dangerous neighborhoods in a new crime-fighting strategy introduced by Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

Video: Footage Shows Finding of UCF Shooter's Body

The University of Central Florida released footage of its officers locating the body of a suspect who planned to attack other students, but instead killed himself.

Adding Alley Lights to Police Cruisers

It's been my experience that the alley lights on police cruisers are among the most underutilized tools in law enforcement. That's a shame because proper use of alley lights can make you a more effective crime fighter.

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Rethinking Active Shooter Response

The threat of active shooters is on the minds of both the public and law enforcement. Now that so many people in law enforcement and the public are looking for ways to prevent active shooter attacks, it's time to rethink the way that we respond to these attacks.

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