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4 key takeaways from the Active Shooter Update at SHOT Show - 01/22/2015
4 key takeaways from the Active Shooter Update at SHOT Show

The most important thing Don taught the class was the value of time: time to educate and time to prepare

 
Counting on failure: An argument against counting rounds - 01/16/2015
Counting on failure: An argument against counting rounds

An officer experiencing high levels of Sympathetic Nervous System activation would be physically and mentally hindered from counting his shots accurately.

 
4 reasons every cop should be trained in Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint - 01/16/2015
4 reasons every cop should be trained in Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint

I was privileged to have been trained by the great James Lindell of Kansas City Police Department in 1979, and learned his system of Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint (LVNR) as well as his follow-up ...

 
5 tips for successful police leadership in 2015 - 01/14/2015
5 tips for successful police leadership in 2015

Do not lose sight of the fact that law enforcement is - and has always been - one of the most prestigious professions.

 
8 ways police leaders can improve morale - 01/14/2015
8 ways police leaders can improve morale

Morale is a thermometer for the health of your department. High morale helps officers cope with the day-to-day demands, the ups and downs of the job, and with issues and discouragement that often ...

 
How ‘Road House’ can be an officer training device - 01/13/2015
How ‘Road House’ can be an officer training device

In the 1989 movie ‘Road House’ Patrick Swayze’s character gave what was arguably the best advice for police officers that ever came out of Hollywood.

 
When cops kill: The psychology of deadly-force encounters - 01/13/2015
When cops kill: The psychology of deadly-force encounters

The law does not require police officers to utilize the absolute minimum force necessary in a threat situation — only that the level of force used be reasonable to control a deadly threat.

 
Why cops need ‘decision space’ (and how to create it) - 01/09/2015
Why cops need ‘decision space’ (and how to create it)

Our goal in any tactical situation should be to posture ourselves in a way that maximizes our time to decide and act while dominating the situation in time and space.

 
What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media - 01/08/2015
What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media

Are you and your family unknowingly broadcasting enough information to give an attacker a better chance to target you?

 
8 tactical tips to prevent an ambush attack on police - 01/08/2015
8 tactical tips to prevent an ambush attack on police

The following eight tactical tips can help ensure your safety both on duty and off

 
Great training and a great rifle from Defense Training International - 01/05/2015
Great training and a great rifle from Defense Training International

The FSM4 was the fastest handling AR I’ve ever used and I wrung it out from all available firing positions over the course of two long days of turning ammo into brass.

 
Nothing to hide: Why you should invite citizens to UOF training - 01/05/2015
Nothing to hide: Why you should invite citizens to UOF training

One of the most successful suggestions I ever made was to have my chief invite the mayor and city council members to a reality-based video course we were putting on for the department.

 
P1's 2014 Year in Review: Biggest Stories of the Year - 12/30/2014
P1's 2014 Year in Review: Biggest Stories of the Year

From controversial trials to the surge in body cameras, 2014 was full of lessons and memorable moments.

 
2 troubling trends that affected officer safety in 2014 - 12/30/2014
2 troubling trends that affected officer safety in 2014

As anti-cop zealots called for attacks on police officers on the Internet, on the streets, and even in some political quarters, there were too many tragic incidents in which officers were killed ...

 
3 times training and body armor saved police in 2014 - 12/30/2014
3 times training and body armor saved police in 2014

As we head into 2015, remember that training and wearing your body armor are two of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your loved ones.

 

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