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The Edged Weapons topic covers news, tips, tactics and equipment officers need to defend against blade attacks. Whether it’s a butcher knife, a machete, an axe, or a pocket knife, police officers face the threat of an edged weapon attack exponentially more often than a firearm.
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July 06, 2011
P1 Humor Corner: No good deed goes unpunished Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

P1 Humor Corner: No good deed goes unpunished

Everybody wanted to meet me, Officer Friendly, because all my traffic violators were literally thanking me for giving them a ticket! - Full Story
June 27, 2011
Tactical challenge: Suicidal person with a knife Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Tactical challenge: Suicidal person with a knife

You need to be constantly on the alert that the negotiation can break down at any second and become violent, perhaps necessitating a deadly force response - Full Story
March 30, 2011
When 'less is more' in police training Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

When 'less is more' in police training

As much as possible, design and practice techniques that use redundant core skills — keep it simple and keep it effective - Full Story
February 15, 2011
Knife review: The ESEE DPx HEST (Dangerous Places Hostile Environment Tool) The Monkey - MIL-SPEC MONKEY

Knife review: The ESEE DPx HEST (Dangerous Places Hostile Environment Tool)

The thickest part of the blade is about 3/16" which is thicker than most knives of this size class to add durability - Full Story
December 16, 2009
Happy Holidays from a cop's point of view Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Happy Holidays from a cop's point of view

The holiday season is one of the busiest, most dangerous times for law enforcement officers on patrol... - Full Story
September 28, 2009
Why history makes the case for less lethal Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Why history makes the case for less lethal

Earlier this year, six stories involving police use of electronic control devices were published in The... - Full Story
February 11, 2009
Jurors learn edged weapon and use of force realities in $8M lawsuit Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Jurors learn edged weapon and use of force realities in $8M lawsuit

Editor’s Note: PoliceOne and Calibre Press are proud to announce that the bestselling law enforcement... - Full Story
August 28, 2008
Fixed-blade back-up knives The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Fixed-blade back-up knives

By Ralph MrozMost officers, whether they are in uniform or plain clothes, carry a folding knife while... - Full Story
November 10, 2007
Training outside the box to win lethal confrontations Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

Training outside the box to win lethal confrontations

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)Dave Smith, the Senior Instructor for Calibre Press, and one of... - Full Story
October 21, 2007
Cutting through the hype about knives The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Cutting through the hype about knives

By Ralph Mroz Reprinted with permission from Police & Security News This is the golden age of knives.... - Full Story



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