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Will your SWAT team's tactics survive first contact? - 03/03/2010
Will your SWAT team's tactics survive first contact?

Teams with methods that force them to focus on their “proper” movement techniques instead of on finding and eliminating the threat may find themselves in positions in which their carefully-rehearsed ...

 
Keeping your specialized units afloat in a budget crunch - 03/03/2010
Keeping your specialized units afloat in a budget crunch

Because very few people truly understand what we do, it’s unlikely there will be waves of protest when the local paper carries the headline, “Mayor Sinks Police Boat Unit” or “Council Vote Sends ...

 
Five ways to blend marksmanship and reality-based training - 03/01/2010
Five ways to blend marksmanship and reality-based training

Police firearms trainers have to try to balance the need for conventional "qualification" (something that may never change due to board- or state-level requirements beyond your control) and the ...

 
Product Review: Ruger LCR Double-Action Revolver - 03/01/2010
Product Review: Ruger LCR Double-Action Revolver

Despite an almost universal changeover to semi-auto pistols in police duty holsters, one category of revolvers still remains a top seller. The five-shot .38 simply refuses to die.

 
Taking responsibility for training when your boss won't - 02/26/2010
Taking responsibility for training when your boss won't

How can we get sound tactical training when our bosses won’t send us? Sometimes, we have to train ourselves.

 
Achieving functional fitness - 02/26/2010
Achieving functional fitness

Functional fitness means training the body and its energy systems in preparation for high-intensity, short-duration confrontations that police officers find themselves in — cops must develop ...

 
P1 First Person: Pandemonium in the Training Room - 02/26/2010
P1 First Person: Pandemonium in the Training Room

This week's featured P1 First Person essay is from PoliceOne Member Joseph Hawes, a sergeant with the Horry County (S.C.) Police Department, who writes about a way to add realism to DT training ...

 
Overcoming adversity: How resilient are you? - 02/25/2010
Overcoming adversity: How resilient are you?

We all face challenges, successes, failures, pain, suffering, tragedy, and joy. Resilience is our ability to "win" no matter what the the agony or ecstasy of our lives sends us.

 
General aviation offers a reminder of vulnerability - 02/25/2010
General aviation offers a reminder of vulnerability

There is very little that can be done to stop an airplane flown by a suicidal pilot, so we must keep the largest and most destructive aircraft safe from this sort of misuse

 
P1 First Person: Pandemonium in the Training Room - 02/25/2010
P1 First Person: Pandemonium in the Training Room

This week's featured P1 First Person essay is from PoliceOne Member Joseph Hawes, a sergeant with the Horry County (S.C.) Police Department, who writes about an idea he had to liven up his defensive ...

 
Media strategies following use-of-force incidents - 02/24/2010
 Media strategies following use-of-force incidents

Police officers should avoid press accounts of their justifiable use-of-force incidents, even if their public information officers are getting the facts to the news media in as quickly as possible.

 
Should cops be required to submit DNA samples? - 02/24/2010
Should cops be required to submit DNA samples?

Providing DNA samples as a condition of employment is not yet an issue in law enforcement, but we ought to contemplate the ramifications should that day arrive.

 
SaaS technology helps mid-sized Ky. PD fight crime - 02/23/2010
SaaS technology helps mid-sized Ky. PD fight crime

Police officers are constantly collecting information — the difficulty lies in effectively using that information over time. One Web-based information sharing solution can help fix that problem.

 
Decoding the mystery of video codecs - 02/23/2010
Decoding the mystery of video codecs

There are plenty of different types of surveillance video cameras, and they produce different types of data files. Here are a few things you need to know about video and audio codecs.

 
Why are so many older cops being killed? - 02/22/2010
Why are so many older cops being killed?

Applying the law of large numbers to recent officer fatalities may reveal a disturbing trend — at the very least it makes us stop and think.

 

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