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March 10, 2011

Church shooting: The heroism of Jeanne Assam

On December 9, 2007 a 24-year-old gunman named Matthew Murray launched a brutal assault on the parishioners of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs (Colo.) that left two innocent victims dead. Because of the quick actions of a former police officer from Minnesota named Jeanne Assam, that number could easily have been much, much higher. Assam explains in a new video segment produced by the PoliceOne Video Team for the PoliceOne Academy that she very nearly decided to not go to church that day. However, on the morning of the shooting, she saw a headline on her computer indicating that two young people were murdered at a training center for Christian missionaries some 70 miles away in the Denver suburb of Arvada. The headline shook her.
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March 08, 2011

Don't let your gloves give you away

During an arrest, many suspects will see the common medical gloves — colored in blue and green and white — as a cue of imminent arrest. You may be able to deter and immediate threat from this by disguising your gloves. There are solutions available on the market that are harder to notice as being medical gloves which are at least worth looking into.
March 08, 2011

Staying hydrated on duty

The human body is always dehydrating — regardless of the climate, the temperature, or the geography in which that body is operating. The effects of dehydration are not only physical — they’re mental as well. One of the first capabilities a dehydrated person will lose is their ability to think quickly and critically. Keep fluids in your squad car so you can keep replenishing fluids in your body.
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March 08, 2011

3 questions to help assign blame

Asking the right questions will assist in determining who is utterly at fault. Whether it’s the administration, the officer, or anybody else, we’re always trying to fix blame. There are three key questions that should always be asked when assessing a situation and determining who is at fault. P1 Columnist Gary Kluugiewicz explains them in the video tip below.
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March 08, 2011

Using the reverse wrist twist takedown

In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor and renowned police defensive tactics trainer Joe Ferrera speaks about and demonstrates the two axis — circles of movement — involved in the proper execution of the reverse wrist twist takedown.
March 08, 2011

New era, new rules

Times are changing in law enforcement, according to P1 Columnist Gary Klugiewicz. As a new era is ushered in, cops must stop reacting and start responding. Proper response requires that you remain alert, be decisive and have a preplanned practice and response. If you don’t, you’re likely to get popped. Click the video below for three ways you can be prepared.
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February 28, 2011

Dick Fairburn: Empowering Dispatchers in a Critical Incident

Dick Fairburn says it’s important for dispatchers to know what information officers need in order to get the job done on the street. Commanders need to set some parameters for the dispatchers. Fairburn goes on to explain how dispatchers can obtain essential information and then relay it to officers.
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February 28, 2011

Glen Hoyer: NRA 50th Anniversary Showcase

The NRA has been involved with law enforcement since the 1920s, but things really got going in the ‘60s. We’ve now reached the 50-year anniversary since the inception of the Law Enforcement Division, and the Division’s Director Glen Hoyer says 2010 will be a great year.
February 28, 2011

Next-Gen Ford Police Interceptor

In support of the newly available Ford Police Interceptor, the folks at Ford invited four police officers from around the U.S. and Canada to drive the new Interceptors and vehicles from several competitors in a variety of settings. During the intensive two-day session they captured discussions and interviews with the officers and Ford engineers on video that will soon be presented as a six-part series. What follows is a 36-second ‘teaser’ promoting the video series — much like a movie trailer.
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