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February 26, 2010
Taking responsibility for training when your boss won't Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Taking responsibility for training when your boss won't

How can we get sound tactical training when our bosses won’t send us? Sometimes, we have to train ourselves - Full Story
February 26, 2010
How to achieve 'functional fitness' Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

How to achieve 'functional fitness'

No matter what kind of shape you’re in, what’s important now is to prepare for the fights and foot chases that are sure to happen on your next shift - Full Story
February 24, 2010
 Media strategies following use-of-force incidents Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Media strategies following use-of-force incidents

Officer James Peters of Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD just had his sixth OIS — some reporters have decided there's something wrong with that on its face - Full Story
February 24, 2010
Should cops be required to submit DNA samples? Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Should cops be required to submit DNA samples?

Providing DNA samples as a condition of employment is not yet an issue in law enforcement, but we should contemplate the ramifications should that day arrive - Full Story
February 18, 2010
Looking at officer evaluations from the supervisor’s perspective Sgt. Steve Schrimpf - Sergeant's Desk

Looking at officer evaluations from the supervisor’s perspective

Let’s face it, cops hate paperwork. We all wish it could be like television — chase the bad... - Full Story
February 18, 2010
Winning strategies for police promotional exams Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Winning strategies for police promotional exams

One of the keys to winning that promotion is to prepare now for the test that hasn't even been scheduled yet - Full Story
February 10, 2010
They don't call the position 'tactical manager' Kyle E. Lamb - Stay in the Fight!

They don't call the position 'tactical manager'

When it is time to select the next tactical leader to fill a key position on your department’s tactical team, who will it be? - Full Story
February 03, 2010
Dangerous cowards and deadly arithmetic in LE Tony Blauer - SPEARtips: Close Quarter Tactics with Tony Blauer

Dangerous cowards and deadly arithmetic in LE

Multiple-attacker scenarios are very survivable — additional opponents provide you with additional targets to hit! - Full Story
February 02, 2010
Making SWAT: 4 vital components for making the team Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Making SWAT: 4 vital components for making the team

Tips for young officers in their quest to make the SWAT team in their department - Full Story
February 02, 2010
SWAT callout: The lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

SWAT callout: The lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman

There are few situations that scream out, "damned if you do, damned if you don’t" like the case of the lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman - Full Story



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