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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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Tips

Try chest-level hands for power and speed

When you need to send the power of your body mechanics out (picture punching, blocking, and pushing a suspect away to create distance), what hand level gives you the most power and speed? Try chest-level hands. - Full Story

Columns

10 key steps for safe, effective simulation training Gary T. Klugiewicz - Klugie's Correctional Corner

10 key steps for safe, effective simulation training

For the purposes of this discussion, let’s assume that the instructors reading this article al... - Full Story

Videos

Mike Nakamura Baton Power Development Drill

Mike Nakumara, a former lead DT Trainer with the FBI, developed a system for developing power with a baton that was featured in this LETN training video filmed with Gary Klugiewicz. Excellent Training Aid.
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Tips

Defending against edged weapon threats with your firearm

Acie Mitchell demonstrates the proper skills and mindset for officers facing an edged weapon. About 35%... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Columns

P1 First Person: Pandemonium in the training room PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Pandemonium in the training room

By Sergeant Joseph Hawes Horry County (S.C.) Police DepartmentI’m sure those of you out there who are... - Full Story

In-depth News

Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Pittsburgh officer Janine Triolo was in a fight for her life. She had one handcuff on armed robbery suspect Ryan Davis when he smashed her face with his free hand and shoved a Ruger double-action pistol into her armpit before pulling the trigger. What followed was a violent struggle that left Officer Triolo with a broken eye socket, fractured nose, a concussion, and a detached retina. How did she overcome her 200-pound attacker? - Full Story

Tips

Get the most out of your protective training gear

When you’re setting the stage for any defensive tactics training simulation, exercise, or drill,... - Full Story

News

Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Police say robbery suspect assaulted officer before she fired her weapon - Full Story

News

Adapting protective gear for 'out of the box' training

Police instructors have to plan training scenarios according to an ever-changing landscape — this may mean throwing the “standard directions” overboard - Full Story

News

Calif. officer bitten on head, loses piece of scalp

Officers were trying to arrest a registered sex offender - Full Story



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