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Vehicle searches are conducted on a daily basis by police officers, deputy sheriffs, and state troopers on roadways throughout the country. And every day defense lawyers are successful in ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media Player What do you do when a violent suspect literally pins you into a corner and blocks your ability to access your firearm ...
I'd like to offer some alternatives to some of the suggestions recently made concerning HGN. The first would be the location of the suspect in relation to the patrol vehicle. Place the ...
When taking a subject to the bathroom, handcuff their dominant "strong" hand behind them to their belt or belt loop and uncuff the non-dominant "weak" hand. This may help prevent evidence ...
Never aim your flashlight directly into the eyes of an oncoming driver. Visual recovery from bright lights at night can take several seconds. A driver needs to perceive and react to what is ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerFor full FREE length training program video downloads on Tactical Knife Skills, Disarming/Retention, and Close Quarter ...
So much is written in this and other venues regarding officer safety. It's also a topic that police trainers cover extensively. Even with the popularity of of the officer safety topic, ...
This cane entered our district courthouse. Our policy is to scan all canes through our metal detector. That is when we noticed the recessed compartment in the handle. The handle of the ...
Most of us wear one to two ink pens on our uniform shirt that are visible. Have you considered just how easily they could be used as weapons against you? Try keeping them under a pocket ...
As a former patrol division deputy sheriff in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I, as well as any other officer who has conducted countless DUI arrests, can fairly state that drunks often do not ...
Interview & interrogation expert Pat McCarthy, producer of the "Street Cop" video training series, knows the value of making street informants comfortable enough to keep ...
Video: Broadband Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerFor full FREE length training program video downloads on Tactical Knife Skills, Disarming/Retention, and Close Quarter ...

I sent this to a lot of people deploying to Hurricane Rita, but thought it would be good for all emergency personnel to carry, especially when there's no power available.

When I teach Vehicle Operations in the Basic Law Enforcement Academies, I tell the recruits that the second police vehicle through the intersection during a priority run or pursuit is not ...
While conducting Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, one major area of concern has always been the officer's need to focus on the eyes of the subject. In doing so, most officers tend to neglect or ...
You may be trained to handle an off-duty encounter wisely, but have you trained your family? One way you can help keep your spouse and children safe in an off-duty encounter is to explain ...
The video footage and duty sheet/lesson plan are from the "In the Line of Duty" video Volume 9 Program 8 - "Facing Disaster Part 1" Video: Broadband DialupDuty Sheet and ...

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While performing the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test during roadside sobriety testing, consider having the suspect sit on the rear bumper of your patrol unit with his legs somewhat extended. ...
In a close-quarters encounter with a suspect armed with a slung long gun, disarming and arrest can prove challenging. The Police Officers Safety Association, which provides free video ...

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