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Officer Safety: Preventing Murders on Traffic Stops

On any call, always remember that you don’t know who the subjects are, and that’s dangerous.

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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.

Five Essentials to an Effective Arrest

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

The Case for Laser Sighting

Not only does a laser sighting system enhance firearm accuracy when an officer is under attack, it can also help de-escalate violent confrontations.

Beware of Towing Hazards

Always be alert at scenes involving tow trucks and aware of the dangers present during impound and wrecked vehicle removal operations.

How to Speak to the Mentally Ill

Barking orders and giving demands to someone who is already agitated will only make things worse.

Unlocking the Confusion Around Chokeholds

Chokeholds are some of the most controversial and effective techniques that officers can use to end attacks.

Defending Against Spontaneous Knife Attacks

By applying basic principles of fighting, you can increase your chances of successfully countering and surviving a sudden edged weapon assault.

High-Risk Arrest Tactics

Work as a team with at least one other officer to apprehend a high-risk subject as safely as possible.

Discreetly Carrying Long Guns in Public

A sling bag allows an officer to carry a long gun in public for extended periods of time while keeping the weapon secured and out of sight. And the weapon can be quickly deployed when needed. Read Brian Marshall's full article here.