With the recent uptick in ambushes against cops, maintaining situational awareness is a key element in officer survival. In this installment of Reality Training, Dave Smith reviews an incident out of Arizona in order to provide tips on avoiding an attack.
Dave Smith breaks down a violent encounter with a panhandler in order to highlight the importance of coordinating with your partner when entering a dangerous situation and using different tools at your disposal when one tool fails.
The shooting of Albuquerque Officer Lou Golson during a traffic stop is a harrowing reminder of how quickly police can find themselves in a battle for survival. Dave Smith takes a look at the body camera footage and offers key tactics to help officers win the fight.