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Takeaways from SHOT Show 2020

There were far too many products on display at the Sands Convention Center and Expo in Las Vegas to adequately capture it all, but as I zoom along at 300 miles per hour about 34,000 feet above sea level en route home, here are some of the things that immediately spring to mind as having a lasting impression on me.

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Tactics for Arresting the Cooperative Subject

Even the most compliant arrestee can become violent, and you have to use proper control tactics, just in case.

Starting a Duty Pistol Red Dot Optic Program

Officers and agencies have to be willing to rethink firearms training to gain the benefits of adding optics to duty handguns.

How To Give Your Range a Makeover

Here are some suggestions for updating your shooting facilities to enhance training.

EOTech, Safran Optics 1 to Present Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Class at SHOT Show

The class covers the basics of night vision technology and how it works, the generations of night vision, components and their importance, as well as the science of thermography and real world applications of thermal imagery in law enforcement.

Baltimore PD to Enact Reforms in 2020, Despite Delays

City and police leaders say Baltimore residents should start to see the Police Department’s consent decree reforms on the street for the first time in 2020, but many key initiatives are delayed as well.

Ohio Bill Would Mandate Officer Training on Contacts with People with Dementia

New recruits would get at least two hours of instruction on how to interact with dementia patients in peace officer training school, under a bipartisan, newly introduced Ohio House bill.

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).

Mutualink Technology On-scene in Active Shooter Training at VA University

More than 70 first responders descended on Eagle Bank Arena in Virginia to test what Mutualink calls a first-of-its-kind collaboration system for real-time video sharing, advanced building sensors, and other state-of-the-art technologies, in an effort to help the nation better respond to emergencies.

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Pre-Attack Warning Signs

Stay alert to the cues of a potential attack so you can act appropriately before it's too late.