Dave Smith talks with Lt. Blaine Gunkel of the Washington State Patrol, to discuss training on a budget. Blaine gives specific ideas on how to deliver high-quality, effective training with limited resources.
Dave Smith talks with Ron Council, Firearms Instructor at Palm Beach Gardens P.D. Ron believe officers and patrol deputies should have rifles in order to equalize forces and improve their abilities when meeting a threat. Dave and Ron discuss the benefits of patrol rifles which include scopes that enable consistent, long distance, precision shots.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Don Alwes to talk about purchasing patrol rifles for women. Some women can be intimidated by purchasing rifles. Don discusses the benefits of using a patrol rifle and what factors to look for when making that purchasing decision.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Border Patrol Supervisor Agent, Jodi Butts, at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Conference in Florida. Jodi discusses the number of rescues she does each day as a Border Patrol Officer. She emphasizes the importance of seatbelts, managing speed, managing the terrain, and the different courses they use to train on.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Steven Emerson, the Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. He discusses the research he has done on terrorist threats and explains the importance of training local law enforcement to look for key factors in order to be able to identify terrorists and let the proper officials know.
Dave Smith discusses specific things to take into consideration when patrolling in different business locations. There are a variety of crimes that can occur in businesses, whether it be a retail store, a restaurant, or an industrial business. He gives advice on how to react to certain situations that arise and how to act effectively.
Dave Smith stops by the ICOP booth at IACP 2009 to talk with Bob Bradley about some of ICOP's latest products. They discuss ICOP Live, which allows cops to stream video live from their patrol cars so those back at the agency can see what is happening on scene. This product allows for real time, situational awareness with both video and audio capabilities.
In this PoliceOneTV Original, Betsy Brantner-Smith speaks with a group of firearms instructors from Trinidad at IALEFI 2009. The instructors discuss the issues that they commonly encounter while patrolling the streets in Trinidad and the types of training and rifles that they provide their patrol officers with.
The most effective weapon that we have in the United States is the uniform roster that we have out on the streets. Ed Lovette talks about the ways in which we can provide patrol officers with the information they need in order to actively be on the lookout for terrorism. Officers on duty have to take a proactive approach while simultaneously using the reactive approach that is more common among patrol officers.