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Happy New Year, my brothers and sisters. Let’s start off the year 2014 with something we’ve been watching for as long as we’ve been together: New and interesting concealed ...
During a traffic stop, some drivers who are ordered from a vehicle refuse to comply. In this video tactical tip,, renown police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — ...
The weather was just the right temperature to allow the rain to fall but cold enough for the rain to freeze once it hit the ground. Road conditions had deteriorated enough that all the ...
A few years ago, I posted a tip in this space that I’d like to revisit today — don’t assume that a wrapped box with a bow on it is really what it appears to be, because ...
Everyone on the street seems to have somartphone with video-recording capabilities, and a favorite pastime of many of these folks it to “catch cops in action.” As has been said ...
Last week I received an interesting email from one of my many “pen pals” out there in Internetland. It had been a while since I’d heard from Chief Dan Losada of the ...
For a couple of years, I’ve carried my .380 for my off duty firearm. It’s easily concealed under fitted clothing with the use of the Flashbang holster. Yes, Flashbang. The ...
In this video tactical tip, renown police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department —  ...
Increasingly, law enforcement organizations are embracing the position of a Diversity Officer, in response to internal and external environmental issues. There is, of course, more to this ...
As a martial artist and use-of-force instructor, I’m a firm believer in realistic training. To truly train, you need to practice in a realistic manner on realistic targets. If you ...
What type of officer are you and what do you expect of others with whom you work? Are you a proactive officer, a reactive officer, or an inactive officer? Sometimes you don't get ...
In this video tactical tip, renown police trainer Larry Smith of Larry Smith Enterprises — alongside presentation partner Andy Barton of the Bristol (Conn.) Police Department — ...
The practical, tactical law enforcement lessons we can learn from sports never cease to amaze me. Seven months ago I posted a tip about what a 37-year-old journeyman baseball player can ...
In this modern era of electronics and personal devices, we’re all busy texting and checking apps. Just about everyone has a smartphone, handheld computer, and some type of ...
Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and Ultimate Training Munitions — alongside demonstration partner “Joe” — shows some ways you can work drills into your training on the ...
Undoubtedly, you’ve trained to handle an incident while off duty such as the one in which Ohio police officer Tony Luketic and his mother were shot by Ollie Tate in November 1995. ...
Following up on a video tactical tip from October (The 7 locks of the Sudden Assault Response System), Henry Brettrager — alongside demonstration partner Matt — shows how you ...
Following news of the incident late last month in Santa Rosa (Calif.) that left a 13-year-old boy fatally shot, we’ve renewed the conversation about “toy” guns. During ...
I've seen this practice at many departments and by all kinds of officers. With cell phones growing in size, the question of where to put them also becomes as large. What I have ...
We’ve been seeing a lot of orange around lately. But all those pumpkins on all those front porches should not be the only orange you should be thinking about, particularly if you work ...

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