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Tactical considerations for flashlights in low-light SWAT operations - 05/06/2011
Tactical considerations for flashlights in low-light SWAT operations

We use flashlights in many situations and depending on how and when we use them, they can either help us or make us a target.

 
Understanding the dynamics of stress, memory, and decision making - 05/06/2011
Understanding the dynamics of stress, memory, and decision making

I recently had the honor of presenting at the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability seminar on the topic of "The Science of Human Factors and Application ...

 
American cops vigilant after death of bin Laden - 05/02/2011
American cops vigilant after death of bin Laden

In the aftermath of our special operations success in Abbottabad, Pakistan, law enforcement in the U.S. must remain vigilant for many years to come — one important battle has been won, but the ...

 
Counterterrorism, cops, and training for 'when' - 05/02/2011
Counterterrorism, cops, and training for 'when'

In this post-9/11 world, our training must have a multi-faceted “all hazards” approach so that all officers possess the same knowledge, expectations, and level of instruction.

 
What do our 'cop dreams' tell us? - 04/29/2011
What do our 'cop dreams' tell us?

From syrup bullets to empty holsters, police officers have some pretty interesting recurring dreams — what are yours?

 
5 practical sleep tips for shift workers - 04/29/2011
5 practical sleep tips for shift workers

You need seven to eight hours of good sleep a day to stay mentally and physically healthy — here are a few ways to reliably get the sleep you need

 
The misapplication of military theory in law enforcement - 04/27/2011
The misapplication of military theory in law enforcement

Human and moral vices such as greed, anger, power, and cruelty — which motivate criminal activity — can easily become lost in the language of the academic.

 
8 tips on contacts with 'open carry' citizens - 04/27/2011
8 tips on contacts with 'open carry' citizens

Open carry is gaining momentum in areas of the country that won’t allow concealed carry permits, or where those permits are so highly restricted as to be all but impossible to obtain.

 
Shooting center mass: The dangers of denial - 04/23/2011
Shooting center mass: The dangers of denial

In the third and final part of this three-part series, PoliceOne Contributor Roy Bedard looks at police deadly force training in the United States

 
Who's chasing who? Safety tips for foot pursuits - 04/23/2011
Who's chasing who? Safety tips for foot pursuits

Foot pursuits by their very nature are highly emotionally charged and dangerous events that occur frequently in police work.

 
TASER guidelines updated for first time since 2005 - 04/22/2011
TASER guidelines updated for first time since 2005

The Police Executive Research Forum's 2005 guidelines were well-intentioned, but became contentious in litigation.

 
Misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force - 04/21/2011
Misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force

It is generally unwise to take one part of a particular Circuit Court of Appeal decision and try to overly apply them to all future cases as some sort of one-size-fits-all template.

 
The role of the 'safety officer' in police work - 04/21/2011
The role of the 'safety officer' in police work

It is essential that a safety officer have no other duties at the incident scene or training venue which could distract from their sole focus on safety.

 
Hunting for Heroes: Serving disabled law officers - 04/21/2011
Hunting for Heroes: Serving disabled law officers

An organization called Hunting for Heroes, now in its second year of operation, is raising money through 'red meat' efforts like hunting tournaments and outdoor activities.

 
New TASER X2:
A preloaded backup shot
- 04/20/2011
New TASER X2: <br />A preloaded backup shot

A TASER reload may not be done quickly under stress, which is why the X2 has that second shot ready, among other features

 

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