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Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for - 01/25/2010
Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for

We are held to a higher standard — shouldn't we hire new officers that meet that higher standard?

 
Remember the Safety Circle when muzzling your gun - 01/22/2010
Remember the Safety Circle when muzzling your gun

When giving verbal commands to a visible suspect, an officer should have the gun extended in a solid ready position in anticipation of the need to use deadly force. But the Safety Circle does ...

 
Exciting new products at SHOT Show 2010 - 01/22/2010
Exciting new products at SHOT Show 2010

PoliceOne brings you the newest law enforcement products from the tradeshow floor

 
Report: Shots fired, four Oakland officers down - 01/21/2010
Report: Shots fired, four Oakland officers down

On March 21, 2009 four courageous officers fell to the gunfire of a career criminal named Lovelle Mixon, someone a parole board thought worthy of parole. The courage of these officers on this ...

 
P1 First Person: The 21 Foot Rule Revisited - 01/21/2010
P1 First Person: The 21 Foot Rule Revisited

This week's First Person essay comes from PoliceOne Contributor Mike Rayburn, a 30+ year law enforcement veteran who is currently an adjunct instructor for Smith & Wesson.

 
Life after pulling the pin: 10 interview skills - 01/21/2010
Life after pulling the pin: 10 interview skills

The Marine Corps has a saying: “There aren’t any retired marines, just marines.” You will never stop being a cop, but now is the time to prepare for a lucrative and personally rewarding second ...

 
5 simple rules to beat stress - 01/21/2010
5 simple rules to beat stress

Unfortunately, stress is one part of this profession that will never go away. Given the fact that stress is a constant companion in police work, it is hard to understand why many officers keep ...

 
Hitting the target in 2010: Why a seven yard line? - 01/19/2010
Hitting the target in 2010: Why a seven yard line?

Yard lines, targets that look like silhouettes, and ten rings in the abdominal area still seem to permeate our training. From a motor learning standpoint, these things make no sense at all.

 
21st Century deadly force training for police - 01/18/2010
21st Century deadly force training for police

Conventional marksmanship training has little to do with winning a gunfight. We need to develop and test an officer’s marksmanship skills against interactive threats, not paper images on a shooting ...

 
Firearms training: Doing more with less - 01/18/2010
Firearms training: Doing more with less

When the budget ax falls, where do you cut? A creative Rangemaster can make it through these tough economic times, and make sure officers are adequately trained, highly motivated, and thoroughly ...

 
Learn from their sacrifice: A deadly two weeks for LEOs - 01/15/2010
Learn from their sacrifice: A deadly two weeks for LEOs

The first two weeks of this new decade reminds us that nothing in this profession is “routine.” We need to examine our habits, fight complacency, look out for each other, and be there for the ...

 
Making the most of your daily patrol duties - 01/15/2010
Making the most of your daily patrol duties

Take advantage of the opportunities you have to talk to the people in your area of responsibility and learn to develop the right approaches to develop good street information.

 
New program teaches street cops leadership skills for critical incidents - 01/13/2010
New program teaches street cops leadership skills for critical incidents

The Street Leadership Course presented by Illinois State Police Academy (ISPA) is a hands-on training program designed to give first-line officers he leaderships skills to quickly assess a situation ...

 
Preparing for the words "I have a bomb!" - 01/11/2010
Preparing for the words

Police officers in this country train extensively for the active shooter and this should continue. Rarely, however, have cops trained in what to do when facing a bomber. Now is the time to prepare ...

 
Answering criticism of explosive detection machines and K-9s - 01/11/2010
Answering criticism of explosive detection machines and K-9s

Americans love technology, but machines are expensive and not without their drawbacks so we must layer low- and high-tech bomb detection systems.

 

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