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.
Dave Smith discusses some of the trends officers have recently seen in foot pursuits. He gives advice on how to mentally prepare yourself in order to conduct your pursuits in the safest, most effective way. A recent example of a San Diego foot pursuit, shows how the officers handled the chase in a safe and productive way.
Betsy Brantner Smith sits down to discuss firearms safety and children. There have been many instances when officers have left their guns at home and kids have gotten a hold of them, resulting in tragedy. Betsy explains the importance of securing your firearms and also touches on talking to your children about these weapons and what they are used for.
In the second part of this PoliceOneTV Original Video, Chris Carter sits down with Dave Smith to finish telling the story of the robbery he experienced in 1997, and to discuss the lessons he learned from that incident.
LT. Randy Sutton has been involved in four officer involved shootings during his career. He shares his story of the most recent shooting he witnessed which involved a murder-suicide situation. Sutton was very impressed with the way his team handled the situation, both professionally and tactically. He explains that as a leader, he wanted to be sure his team walked away from the situation feeling healthy and confident in their decisions.
In 1997, off-duty officer Chris Carter and his family went to have lunch at a local McDonalds when an armed robbery occurred. Carter sits down with Dave Smith to share the story of the day that changed his life forever.