The Police Trainers topic helps trainers keep up with the latest training methods and ideas being tried across the country, and is an invaluable resource for any officer who wants to add the word “trainer” to the resume. For the police trainer, passing along the knowledge gained over a long and successful career is often the only thing “better” than being a cop on the street.
Acie Mitchell, founder of T.N.T. Defense Systems, demonstrates how to use the under the jaw gun disarm to deal with a subject with a firearm. This technique is also useful when a subject or inmate is trying to esape.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr., a Sheriff in Zapata County, TX, to discuss threats that are very prevalent at the U.S. and Mexico border. There are threats that they deal with on a daily basis that people who do not live close to the border have trouble understanding. Officers have learned that threats can come at a moments notice, and they must stay alert.
Lt. Dan Marcou discusses the importance of understanding your body movements in order to get out of the line of attack. Without proper training, officers may have tendencies that could lead them to getting injured by the suspect. Officers should have a plan and physically practice it so they know how to react in dangerous circumstances.
One year ago today, four cops were gunned down in cold blood in a suburban Seattle coffee shop. This P1 exclusive video tells the story of that ambush from the perspective of Washington state law enforcement.