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December 01, 2011
New checklist being tested to help cops respond to people with mental illness Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New checklist being tested to help cops respond to people with mental illness

A checklist consisting of some 20 factors and/or indicators that are commonly associated with mental illness, was designed by Ron Hoffman, a former Toronto constable - Full Story
November 30, 2011
Training recruits the 'tactical M&Ms' Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Training recruits the 'tactical M&Ms'

FTOs play an important role in the development of young officers, such as in the instruction of maximizing advantage, minimizing exposure, and maintaining the ability to maneuver - Full Story
November 30, 2011
Are you willing to help a cop living with the sacrifice? Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Are you willing to help a cop living with the sacrifice?

Do not forget those who have been injured performing their duties - Full Story
November 17, 2011
Speaking to the graduating class Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

Speaking to the graduating class

Welcome to the greatest profession in the world... you have a unique opportunity because you can dramatically change someone's life for the better by taking the time to care and to truly protect and service - Full Story
November 17, 2011
Muzzle down for least-risky gun-handling Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Muzzle down for least-risky gun-handling

At an outdoor law enforcement range in Colorado recently, a deputy sheriff who was reloading her urban... - Full Story
November 10, 2011
5 tips for officers in use-of-force interviews Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

5 tips for officers in use-of-force interviews

Part Two: Dr. Ed Geiselman offers tips for protecting yourself from an interviewer who doesn’t understand the principles of human memory - Full Story
November 04, 2011
When a cop retires: Tips from those who’ve been there, done that Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

When a cop retires: Tips from those who’ve been there, done that

These tidbits of information were so helpful to me in my journey that I would like to share them with all the rest of my brothers and sisters getting ready to make the jump to retirement - Full Story
November 04, 2011
Police leadership: Becoming a 'cop whisperer' Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Police leadership: Becoming a 'cop whisperer'

As a leader, if you are balanced, calm, focused, consistent, confident, and humble, it’s likely that those who work for you (or with you) will be the same - Full Story
October 28, 2011
The tactical funnel: An 'outside the box' thought on training Chris Cerino - Firearms Training: Fundamentally Sound

The tactical funnel: An 'outside the box' thought on training

One of my best instructors, Rob, developed a term 'tactical funnel' into which we put a ton of information.... - Full Story
October 27, 2011
Implementing a 'tactical fitness' program Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Implementing a 'tactical fitness' program

A good physical fitness routine can help prevent injuries that have unnecessarily forced many police officers into ‘medically retired’ status - Full Story



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