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How to update your tactics for police K-9 tactical tracking - 03/17/2015
How to update your tactics for police K-9 tactical tracking

While some argue about terminology —tracking versus trailing — let's consider some strategies to reduce the risks K-9 handlers face when they get close enough to a suspect to be ambushed.

 
2015 RISE Awards: TASER and P1 team up again to honor officers, agencies, civilian partners - 03/16/2015
2015 RISE Awards: TASER and P1 team up again to honor officers, agencies, civilian partners

This year, the award program not only recognizes individual officers and departments for excellence in service, but also partners in the community who have helped police fulfill their public ...

 
5 considerations for improving officer safety during large-scale protests - 03/13/2015
5 considerations for improving officer safety during large-scale protests

A high-profile deadly-force incident can provoke public reaction — and overreaction — in the streets. How can we ensure that we’ve done all we can to keep officers in those situations as safe ...

 
Why critics of Ferguson police are poking the wrong bear - 03/13/2015
Why critics of Ferguson police are poking the wrong bear

The decision by Officer Wilson to use deadly force — at the moment he made that decision — is entirely unrelated to any pre-existing police culture in Ferguson.

 
8 fundamentals that can make you a better shooter - 03/09/2015
8 fundamentals that can make you a better shooter

Whether it's for your job, competition, or plain fun, shooting well takes more than just knowledge of guns. It takes a solid understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship.

 
10 pieces of advice from police spouses for a successful marriage - 03/07/2015
10 pieces of advice from police spouses for a successful marriage

Sometimes the key to a happy and successful marriage becomes known those who have been divorced and/or married more than once and learned from the situation.

 
The 5 big lessons from DOJ’s Ferguson report - 03/06/2015
The 5 big lessons from DOJ’s Ferguson report

Yes, the critics aren’t going to play fair, and yes, you’re different because your public loves you. But that’s no reason to relax and enjoy being out of the spotlight.

 
"I knew I wasn't going to die": Sgt. Stacy Lim’s story of survival - 03/04/2015

The “Crazies” tried to kill her, but that .357 magnum bullet just made Stacy Lim stronger.

 
8 ways cops can better defend against ambush attacks - 03/02/2015
8 ways cops can better defend against ambush attacks

If you don’t prepare yourself for the possibility of coming under attack in an ambush situation, other cops may have to risk their lives trying to save you.

 
How the Norco bank robbery gave rise to patrol rifle programs - 02/27/2015
How the Norco bank robbery gave rise to patrol rifle programs

A good place to mark the beginning of the modern patrol rifle concept — in which a rifle is a normal part of the everyday kit — is the Norco bank robbery.

 
What cops can learn from the the 1993 WTC bombing investigation - 02/26/2015
What cops can learn from the the 1993 WTC bombing investigation

The operational model seen in the WTC bombing shares many parallels with the current environment — the big difference between 1993 and today is that we are now acutely aware of who the jihadists are.

 
Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it) - 02/25/2015
Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often.

 
Smart policing? Why NYPD’s ‘closed eyes’ tactic is anything but - 02/25/2015
Smart policing? Why NYPD’s ‘closed eyes’ tactic is anything but

Suggesting that officers should put themselves in danger by literally taking their eyes off what they’re doing is ludicrous at best and possibly criminally negligent at worst.

 
4 keys to surviving a shooting and preventing 'Fergusonitis' - 02/24/2015
4 keys to surviving a shooting and preventing 'Fergusonitis'

There is a concern in the police community that the Ferguson case may cause officers to hesitate in the application of deadly force.

 
6 keys ways police leaders can get courageous (and honest) feedback from employees - 02/24/2015
6 keys ways police leaders can get courageous (and honest) feedback from employees

Bad leaders don’t want feedback — or simply ignore it when given — but courageous leaders crave feedback and seek it on a daily basis.

 

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