Police Trainer and columnist Richard Fairburn discusses his concept of Be the One -- the mentality that you have the power and the control to end a deadly situation -- with Law Enforcement Expert Dave Smith.
We've asked PoliceOne members to tell us who inspired them to become the cop they are today. Hear Dave's story, and check out the finalists in our Police Hero competition.
<a href="http://www.policeone.com/police-hero-contest/" target="blank">Learn more</a>
Who was your law enforcement inspiration?
We want to know who first made you want to be a cop - was it a TV hero or an officer from your hometown?
Submit a short story about your Police Hero along with an optional photo (for extra points) to enter to win a VIEVU LE2 Body Worn Video Camera, worth $899!
In many parts of the country, cold weather begins around Thanksgiving - well in advance of the official start of winter. In this video, PoliceOne's Law Enforcement Expert Dave Smith discusses the importance of training to use your firearm and other equipment when you're bundled up in a winter parka and gloves, and to be sure to regularly check that equipment for adverse effects that snow and ice can have on things like firearms.
Law enforcement expert, Dave Smith, talks about the dangers of getting too used to a day-to-day routine while on the job. Getting used to a routine makes officers more lackadaisical, therefore, putting them at risk when dangerous, out of the ordinary instances arrise on the job.
Dave Smith discusses the importance of maintaining your awareness and staying attentive while on the job. Officers must be very alert and be sure that they are tending to all of the right cues in order to react properly to each and every situation. Dave gives some pointers on how to stay environmentally aware and mentally prepared.