Doug Wyllie sits down with PoliceOne Firearms Columnist Dick Fairburn to talk about how to successfully prepare for an ambush. They discuss common trends and the proper steps to take in an ambush situation.
Dave Smith sits down with Chief Jeff Chudwin to discuss the concept of "speed kills" both in driving and in our response times. We live in a world where safety is an illusion. He reminds us that we do not control the events around us, we can only control our response.
Acie Mitchell demonstrates how to react to a gun threat when you do not have time to draw your gun out. He explains the importance of relaxing and talking to the subject in order to keep them calm and keep the subject from pulling the trigger.
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.