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6 safety tips for motor officers in pursuits - 11/24/2014
6 safety tips for motor officers in pursuits

Before you go “Code 3” and activate your emergency lights and toggle that siren on, here are six things to consider

 
Rethinking the ‘fire’ command in firearms training - 11/21/2014
Rethinking the ‘fire’ command in firearms training

“Square range” shooting is an essential part of a firearms training program — there are some skills that can only be trained on the range — but there are some skills that are better trained somewhere ...

 
How cops’ use of kill switches will be closely scrutinized - 11/19/2014
How cops’ use of kill switches will be closely scrutinized

Let’s get ahead of this one because we’re presently 0-2 when it comes to the Supreme Court and our techie intrusions.

 
Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special “training day” - 11/19/2014
Amid shooting furors, politicians get a special “training day”

The St. Louis Police Officers Association invited about 60 elected officials to a day of immersion training in hopes of opening their eyes and minds to the realities behind the badge.

 
Your brain on Copstosterone: 4 keys to a happier home life - 11/19/2014
Your brain on Copstosterone: 4 keys to a happier home life

The pressure of controlling your stress can make you distance yourself from your family — you think you’re protecting them by keeping them from your inner Alpha Dog but that distance can hurt, too.

 
5 common use-of-force myths debunked - 11/19/2014
5 common use-of-force myths debunked

Too many administrators, chiefs, mayors, city council members, community activists, and members of the media are unaware of Graham v. Connor, let alone the four-pronged test of ‘reasonableness’.

 
Pulling the pin: 3 key questions to consider - 11/14/2014
Pulling the pin: 3 key questions to consider

There are myriad questions one must answer when contemplating when to retire — and no two people will have the same set of questions or life circumstances — you might do well to begin with these ...

 
Police retirement and missing ‘the life’ on the job - 11/14/2014
Police retirement and missing ‘the life’ on the job

I don’t think Barney Fife has memories of dealing with the uncomfortable feeling of gladness that another man is dead instead of him... but I do.

 
5 keys to preparing for an officer-involved shooting - 11/14/2014
 5 keys to preparing for an officer-involved shooting

Every day you go to work, you face the possibility of being involved in a deadly-force incident. Eliminate any chance of wasting crucial milliseconds on things that could have already been taken ...

 
How cops can help military veterans with PTSD and TBI - 11/11/2014
How cops can help military veterans with PTSD and TBI

Please remember when dealing with despondent veterans that these war fighters are sick and need treatment — we owe them much more than we can give so at least provide them that courtesy.

 
Sticky releases its much-awaited Custom Kydex Holster - 11/10/2014
Sticky releases its much-awaited Custom Kydex Holster

Sticky Custom Kydex Holster is the first clipless Kydex holster ever designed exclusively for — and at the request of — professional law enforcement.

 
Training officers about issues facing combat veterans - 11/10/2014
Training officers about issues facing combat veterans

The First Responder Initiative is designed to provide education to the first responder and law enforcement community about the unique needs of returning combat veterans.

 
Accuracy under pressure: Controlling the mind in a gunfight - 11/10/2014
Accuracy under pressure: Controlling the mind in a gunfight

One of the more difficult concepts to keep in tune for the serious practitioner is maintaining a high level of precision under pressure and in dynamic situations.

 
Why "no comment" no longer works after a critical police incident - 11/07/2014
Why

When the public hear no comment they think the police did something wrong and are trying to cover it up — when the officers from the involved agency hear it they feel angry and betrayed by their ...

 
Why SWAT cops need to be their own fitness instructors - 11/05/2014
Why SWAT cops need to be their own fitness instructors

Stress and fatigue are your two biggest enemies while trying to function in a tactical environment.

 

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