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.
This video captures a potentially lethal encounter! A Redlight Wrecker tow truck driver was shot at with a semiautomatic handgun while attempting to tow an illegally parked Ford truck from an apartment complex in Southwest Houston. The entire scene was captured by Safety Vision’s RouteRecorder 4C mobile digital video recorder (MDVR) and SV-620A rear-view color cameras.The Redlight wrecker also is equipped with an SV-CLCD-70 quad-screen monitor; the monitor streams live video from the four installed cameras, enhancing driver visibility and driving precision in real time. We hope that the Safety Vision cameras and recorded video may help the police identify, capture, and prosecute the perpetrators.
This accompanies this Safety Vision video on BluTube. A driver for Safety Vision client Redlight Wreckers had a close brush with death, recently. Attempting to tow an illegally parked vehicle from a Houston apartment complex, the driver was confronted by the vehicle's angry owner. After a heated exchange of profanities, the vehicle owner pulled a gun and fired several shots into the tow-truck's cab. One of the bullets lodged in the driver's seat, stopped by a small piece of metal embedded in the seat. That metal plate may have saved the driver's life. The entire incident was captured by Safety Vision onboard surveillance equipment, including interior and exterior cameras, a quad-screen video display monitor, and a mobile DVR. In this video, Redlight owner Christopher Hoffmeister re-enacts the shooting and shows us the bulletholes: This was one narrow miss! Police are still looking for the perpetrators.
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.