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June 09, 2008
The Snubnose: The little gun that could… Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

The Snubnose: The little gun that could…

When I started out more than 90 percent of all police officers carried a revolver for a sidearm. No,... - Full Story
May 14, 2008
Preparing for your oral boards Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Preparing for your oral boards

Previous articles provided a basic understanding of how the oral board works so that you can prepare... - Full Story
May 12, 2008
Dealing with mentally ill citizens on patrol, Part 1 Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Dealing with mentally ill citizens on patrol, Part 1

By Dr. Laurence Miller Like it or not, in almost every community there are citizens with one or more... - Full Story
May 07, 2008
M16 myths Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

M16 myths

by Dick Fairburn With the M16/AR15 family of rifles becoming the long gun of choice for US police agencies,... - Full Story
April 30, 2008
The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment

"If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts." — Albert Einstein I received... - Full Story
April 28, 2008
Cops returning from war zones: 6 keys to easing back to the street Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Cops returning from war zones: 6 keys to easing back to the street

Editor's Note: This series deals with the potential problems of LEOs attempting to reintegrate into... - Full Story
April 24, 2008
Multiply your training time return with inexpensive targets The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Multiply your training time return with inexpensive targets

By Ralph Mroz Handgun training and qualification is one of those things that varies widely from agency... - Full Story
April 16, 2008
P1 members share more attack cues Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

P1 members share more attack cues

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)The article last month, Pre-attack indicators: Conscious recognition... - Full Story
April 04, 2008
Aim for peace, but be prepared for war Dr. George Thompson - Verbal Judo Tactics & Techniques

Aim for peace, but be prepared for war

The most important thing we don’t teach, but should, is a coherent philosophy that can unite the... - Full Story
March 31, 2008
Mandatory arrest: A flawed policy based on a false premise Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

Mandatory arrest: A flawed policy based on a false premise

In sum, the labeling of all acts of physical aggression as violent [italics added] can have unintended... - Full Story



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