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.
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.
The elderly can present law enforcers with some tough, and often ambiguous, issues. You may encounter an elderly individual with dementia or one who is very seriously infirm. In this PoliceOne TV Reality Training segment hosted by Dave Smith — Senior Street Survival Seminar Instructor and the Director of Video Training for the Calibre Press Training Network — we see some of the things you might encounter during contact with an elderly person who is not only armed, but in a heightened emotional state and surrounded by a hostile crowd of citizens.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Border Patrol Supervisor Agent, Jodi Butts, at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Conference in Florida. Jodi discusses the number of rescues she does each day as a Border Patrol Officer. She emphasizes the importance of seatbelts, managing speed, managing the terrain, and the different courses they use to train on.
Dave and Betsy give some pointers on how to stay safe during coffee and lunch breaks while on the job. While in uniform, you are a public target. When you're in your favorite restaurant, whether on or off duty, make sure you are aware of your surroundings because an attack can occur at any time.
Law enforcement expert, Dave Smith, talks about the dangers of getting too used to a day-to-day routine while on the job. Getting used to a routine makes officers more lackadaisical, therefore, putting them at risk when dangerous, out of the ordinary instances arrise on the job.
Dave Smith discusses the importance of maintaining your awareness and staying attentive while on the job. Officers must be very alert and be sure that they are tending to all of the right cues in order to react properly to each and every situation. Dave gives some pointers on how to stay environmentally aware and mentally prepared.
PoliceOne Senior Editor, Doug Wyllie, speaks with Kyle Lamb, founder of Viking Tactics, Inc. Kyle has trained many law enforcement officers to focus on standing in a fighting formation in open shooter instances. By following the fighting formation technique, officers are more likely to stay safe and to also catch the suspect.
Dave Smith sits down with Steve Rabinovich, instructor at ECHO, to discuss the meaning of tactical medicine and how to become trained in it. There are important concepts to understand when it comes to tactical medicine. Cops get hurt more doing their daily assignments than patrol officers. When officers go down, they must be able to address their injuries and prevent themselves from getting critically injured on the job.
Dan Smith sits down with Lt. Dan Marcou to discuss instances of active shooters. Dan has had first hand experience with an active shooter and has realized that there is a way to stop an active shooter before bullets begin flying. He discusses the phases that an active shooter goes through and how to deal with each one of these in order to prevent an active shooter instance from occurring.