Full list of Officer Safety results
Tactical Tip: Open guard with the hip index–
Fletch Fuller and Ray Price of ISR Matrix International demonstrate a defensive ground tactic you can use when you find yourself flat on your back.
Reality Training: What do you do after winning an armed confrontation?–
There are important steps an agency must take after an officer-involved shooting. Dave Smith reviews footage of an OIS and outlines key policy questions to consider.
Tactical Tip: Tickle me Elmo–
Don Gulla demonstrates a technique you can use to win against an opponent with a high pain tolerance. It may sound goofy, but the "tickle me Elmo" is a trick worth considering when pain compliance isn't working.
Reality Training: Risk awareness on an active roadway–
Half the battle we face in law enforcement is staying vigilant, and that’s especially true when you’re on an active roadway. Dave Smith reviews a series of clips to help you stay safe on the road.
Tactical Tip: The brace contact position–
Sgt. Don Gulla of Arrestling Force Options Training demonstrates a weapon retention technique.
Reality Training: Take action and take control–
When a suspect attacks you, mere seconds could be the difference between life and death. Are you ready to take control? Dave Smith reviews footage of a DUI stop that escalated into a battle over a firearm.
Tactical Tip: Defense against the necktie–
Fletch Fuller and Ray Price of ISR Matrix International demonstrate lines of defense against an assailant who has both hands up around the top of your head.
Reality Training: Deadly hesitation–
Since Ferguson, there has been a great deal of concern in the law enforcement community over "deadly hesitation" — officers hesitating to act when action is required. Dave Smith discusses the trend and the importance of having a fighting spirit when you are under attack.
Tactical Tip: Assaults with edged weapons–
Lee Shaykhet and Doug Wyllie demonstrate how you can defend yourself against an edged weapon attack.
Reality Training: A vehicle as deadly force–
What's your agency's policy on using a vehicle as deadly force? Dave Smith outlines key considerations and tactics.
Tactical Tip: The wrist weave to a takedown–
In this video, Fletch Fuller and Ray Price from ISR Matrix International demonstrate how to get a person to the ground using the wrist weave.
Officers in crisis: Giving cops permission to be human–
Dr. Tina Brookes and P1 Senior Contributor Doug Wyllie discuss the "Permission to Be Human" program, which helps cops in crisis.
Reality Training: Confronting a fire on patrol–
You never know when you're going to encounter a fire on patrol. Dave Smith provides key safety tips for dealing with a fire.
Tactical Tip: Head strikes–
Duane Wolfe and Doug Wyllie demonstrate effective head strikes (spoiler alert: contrary to popular belief, you shouldn't be using a closed fist).
Tactical Tip: Deadly force hand techniques–
Duane Wolfe demonstrates hand techniques you can use in a situation where deadly force is authorized but you can't access your firearms.
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