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Close-Quarters Combat

The Close Quarters Combat topic covers defensive tactics and techniques for hands-on confrontations with suspects. News about the close-in battles between police officers and dangerous suspects, as well as tips, columns, and expert opinion on preparation for the assault, as well as for the inevitable legal battles that follow, are presented here.
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Hidden hands more dangerous than imagined Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Hidden hands more dangerous than imagined

A live suspect lying prone with one or both hands hidden under his body poses a potential threat because of his possible access to a concealed weapon - Full Story

Columns

Prone suspects: Deadly in an instant (revisited) Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Prone suspects: Deadly in an instant (revisited)

Findings from a Force Science Institute study reveal that even before the object coming into view can be recognized as a gun, a shot is off - Full Story

Columns

Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Anger sets the stage for seeing threats where none exist

If you are angry when you confront a suspect, are you more likely to mistake a cell phone or other no... - Full Story

Columns

10 pre-attack behavior cues Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

10 pre-attack behavior cues

Trainer Marcus Young teaches officer safety courses offered free throughout the U.S. by the FBI’s LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted) section - Full Story

Videos

Kevin Dillon: Multiple Suspect Control in Close Quarters Secure - Login Required

Kevin Dillon demonstrates how to control multiple suspects and control threats in close quarter circumstances. He explains how to develop a mechanical motion and come in from different angles and positions in order to fit close quarter engagements.
Kevin Dillon: Multiple Suspect Control in Close Quarters

Columns

The Ethical Warrior: More than just the right ingredients Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: More than just the right ingredients

Ethics, tactics, and techniques, when all are taught together in a martial arts training setting, can have a lasting positive impact on your troops - Full Story

Columns

The 12 'Knights' of Christmas Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

The 12 'Knights' of Christmas

These 12 stories are but a few of the many examples of how 'ordinary' police officers in this country are called upon every day to do extraordinary things - Full Story

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FBI's LEOK studies don't explain why officers die Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

FBI's LEOK studies don't explain why officers die

Finding that 10 percent of cars involved in crashes are yellow doesn’t mean that removing yellow paint will reduce crashes by 10 percent - Full Story

Columns

Training to deal with suspects with disabilities Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Training to deal with suspects with disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 stipulates that cops must make "reasonable accommodations" to the known physical limitations of a suspect - Full Story

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P1 First Person: Does your DT program pass the 'Pavement Test'? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Does your DT program pass the 'Pavement Test'?

By Detective Jeff Paynter Lakewood (Wash.) Police DepartmentOn 11/29/09, four of my partners were murdere... - Full Story



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