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3 lessons learned from a surprise knife attack - 07/22/2011
3 lessons learned from a surprise knife attack

Edged weapons and other potentially lethal implements can easily be concealed in cupped hands that may appear innocuous from the front.

 
Beyond the patrol rifle: Adding a 'Designated Marksman' capability - 07/19/2011
Beyond the patrol rifle: Adding a 'Designated Marksman' capability

The U.S. military refers to them as 'Designated Marksman,' and I propose we adopt similar terminology and the same weaponry for perhaps one in 10 patrol officers

 
P1 First Person: To SWAT or not to SWAT - 07/19/2011
P1 First Person: To SWAT or not to SWAT

There are a number of good reasons to have a SWAT Team, and quite a few more for not having one. I will proceed on the premise that most jurisdictions recognize the need for SWAT, even with the ...

 
Good footwork will defeat any attack - 07/16/2011
Good footwork will defeat any attack

As LEOs, we are almost always reacting to a threat. How can we possibly survive? The answer is in two words.

 
Hidden hands are not harmless: Video reinforces sound officer safety tactics - 07/12/2011
Hidden hands are not harmless: Video reinforces sound officer safety tactics

One of the most dangerous positions a suspect can assume on the ground is prone with his hands tucked under his body

 
Survivors speak: A different view on police suicide - 07/12/2011
Survivors speak: A different view on police suicide

Every officer should be aware of the "eternity of pain" suicide inflicts on survivors

 
P1 Humor: No good deed goes unpunished - 07/06/2011
P1 Humor: 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!

 
Case Study: In-custody death and a 'perfect storm' of errors - 07/06/2011
Case Study: In-custody death and a 'perfect storm' of errors

Small slips in tactics and making assumptions can quickly compound into calamity

 
Curriculum development for community oriented policing - 07/04/2011
Curriculum development for community oriented policing

Law enforcement trainers should understand that Pedagogy and Andragogy should not be used in an all-or-nothing fashion — a synthesis of the two approaches is required in order to obtain the most ...

 
American policing: Born the 4th of July - 07/01/2011
American policing: Born the 4th of July

The Independence Day holiday invariably includes scores of intoxicated knuckleheads possessing a variety of low-grade explosives.

 
The next 30 years of the Street Survival Seminar - 06/30/2011
The next 30 years of the Street Survival Seminar

Late last year when we decided to undertake this extraordinary makeover, there was trepidation all around. How do you begin to improve something that has a 30-year history of incredible success?

 
P1 First Person: Where have all the superheroes gone? - 06/30/2011
P1 First Person: Where have all the superheroes gone?

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, our Members and Columnists candidly share their own unique view of the world. This week’s essay comes from PoliceOne John Demand, a retired police officer ...

 
How police trainers 'Keep ‘em coming back' - 06/29/2011
How police trainers 'Keep ‘em coming back'

In order to ensure that officers continue to reap maximum benefits from their training, it is the trainers’ responsibility to demand from themselves the maximum possible levels of preparation, ...

 
Tactical challenge: Suicidal person with a knife - 06/27/2011
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.

 
Red-light camera debate: Revenue versus enforcement - 06/26/2011
Red-light camera debate: Revenue versus enforcement

There are actually two, somewhat conflicting, implications for police officers whose cities and towns follow the 'trend' toward eliminating red-light cameras

 

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