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"I knew I wasn't going to die": Sgt. Stacy Lim’s story of survival - 03/04/2015

The “Crazies” tried to kill her, but that .357 magnum bullet just made Stacy Lim stronger.

 
8 ways cops can better defend against ambush attacks - 03/02/2015
8 ways cops can better defend against ambush attacks

If you don’t prepare yourself for the possibility of coming under attack in an ambush situation, other cops may have to risk their lives trying to save you.

 
How the Norco bank robbery gave rise to patrol rifle programs - 02/27/2015
How the Norco bank robbery gave rise to patrol rifle programs

A good place to mark the beginning of the modern patrol rifle concept — in which a rifle is a normal part of the everyday kit — is the Norco bank robbery.

 
What cops can learn from the the 1993 WTC bombing investigation - 02/26/2015
What cops can learn from the the 1993 WTC bombing investigation

The operational model seen in the WTC bombing shares many parallels with the current environment — the big difference between 1993 and today is that we are now acutely aware of who the jihadists are.

 
Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it) - 02/25/2015
Why joint, back and shoulder pain are common in cops (and how to fix it)

There will never be a day when officers leave their duty belts and ballistic vests in the squad, so start taking preventative measures now — and take them often.

 
Smart policing? Why NYPD’s ‘closed eyes’ tactic is anything but - 02/25/2015
Smart policing? Why NYPD’s ‘closed eyes’ tactic is anything but

Suggesting that officers should put themselves in danger by literally taking their eyes off what they’re doing is ludicrous at best and possibly criminally negligent at worst.

 
4 keys to surviving a shooting and preventing 'Fergusonitis' - 02/24/2015
4 keys to surviving a shooting and preventing 'Fergusonitis'

There is a concern in the police community that the Ferguson case may cause officers to hesitate in the application of deadly force.

 
6 keys ways police leaders can get courageous (and honest) feedback from employees - 02/24/2015
6 keys ways police leaders can get courageous (and honest) feedback from employees

Bad leaders don’t want feedback — or simply ignore it when given — but courageous leaders crave feedback and seek it on a daily basis.

 
Avoid 'crashing' your budget with long-term money management - 02/24/2015
Avoid 'crashing' your budget with long-term money management

If you keep your head and eyes focused on where you want to go, you will significantly reduce your chances of deviating from your course and suffering the iniquities of poor self-discipline

 
The fascinating history of the Sureño Mongol, Ruben Cavazos - 02/20/2015
The fascinating history of the Sureño Mongol, Ruben Cavazos

Street cops should have an understanding of gang history — rest assured, members of the gangs you interact with have a very good understanding of that history, and it can affect their actions.

 
You just fell through ice: 9 ways to stay alive - 02/20/2015
You just fell through ice: 9 ways to stay alive

Perhaps you were in the process of rescuing someone, or perhaps you were doing something else, but all of a sudden, you’ve fallen through the ice. Are you prepared to get yourself out?

 
How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes' - 02/19/2015
How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare.

 
5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony - 02/18/2015
5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony

The below rules will help you overcome instances in the courtroom when being cross-examined by a defense attorney whose focused purpose is to discredit you — even if you’re telling the truth.

 
4 things firearms LODDs can teach cops about improving road safety - 02/13/2015
4 things firearms LODDs can teach cops about improving road safety

We are in a unique time in our profession where technology, training, and awareness are at their peak and we must take advantage of that in all areas of our profession.

 
3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations - 02/13/2015
3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations

Embracing these three concepts will do a lot to move law enforcement into the future of effective response and investigation of DV / CEDV calls for service

 

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