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Why you're not ready to be chief (and how you can be) - 04/03/2015
Why you're not ready to be chief (and how you can be)

Here are two things you can do to prepare yourself to be a more knowledgeable — and therefore more attractive — candidate for the position.

 
6 'invisible' signs that a subject is resisting a police officer - 04/01/2015
6 'invisible' signs that a subject is resisting a police officer

Every aspect of the scene and the arrestee must be explained for the benefit of supervisors, prosecutors, and juries

 
An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie - 03/27/2015
An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie

I was a natural, mainly because as a 150-pound, Peter Brady lookalike nobody would ever believe I was a cop — “He’s way too young and scrawny to be a cop.”

 
5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper - 03/25/2015
5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

If you aspire to be a police counter-sniper, you can do all of these things outlined here and still not be selected, so be prepared to stay the course and try again

 
6 steps to achieving your LEO goals - 03/25/2015
6 steps to achieving your LEO goals

We’re a quarter of the way through the year, so how are your goals and resolutions for 2015 coming?

 
Improve sleep and threat reaction time with these 2 breathing techniques - 03/23/2015
Improve sleep and threat reaction time with these 2 breathing techniques

Every cop is looking for an edge — something that will make them a little better, a little more prepared.

 
4 steps toward more realistic firearms training - 03/20/2015
4 steps toward more realistic firearms training

Think about the firearms qualification test at your agency — do you think it looks anything like the conditions you might encounter in a gunfight on the street?

 
7 things cops should know about the drug 'Molly' - 03/18/2015
7 things cops should know about the drug 'Molly'

According to Troy Gielish — an instructor for the California Narcotics Officers Association — “Molly” can be any number of 100 different chemicals.

 
These 2 words in your report will sink your testimony in court - 03/18/2015
These 2 words in your report will sink your testimony in court

The words "appeared nervous" describe an opinion (not an observation) and defense attorneys will use your opinions during cross to show bias.

 
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.

 

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