In February 2014, Duane Wolfe retired from his career as a Minnesota Peace Officer after more than 25 years of service (beginning in 1988). During his career, he served as a patrolman, sergeant, S.R.T., use of force and firearms instructor. He is also a full-time instructor in the Law Enforcement Program at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria, Minnesota. Duane has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bemidji State University and a Masters Degree in Education from Southwest State University.
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Why repetition is your friend when it comes to holster positioning– 1
Article updated on October 18, 2018 Each time you start your shift, make sure your duty belt and equipment within is in good working order. Is your holster located in the sweet spot for your draw t...
Take a tactical position when writing a ticket– 2
When writing or printing off a ticket, or working on your computer during a stop, it is easy to be distracted and not pay full attention to your surroundings. Especially at night, consider moving t...
Police health and wellness: 5 myths we must bust– 1
A new book identifies and provides strategies for dealing with the negative effects of working in law enforcement
3 ways to improve your Terry searches– 1
Allowing complacency to set in during this common procedure puts you and your partner's life at risk
1 simple strategy for dealing with a driver who refuses to give you their license– 43
Officers trained in this method indicate they achieve a high level of compliance in a short period of time
How to win a gunfight: 8 tips on proper use of cover–
Proper use of cover is a critical skill when you come under fire. Train to move, train to take cover and train to win
The one simple question that can improve traffic stops– 21
This approach is sure to make the community, your administrators and supervisors happy
What is your inner voice telling you when you're on scene?– 4
Recognizing and listening to your internal dialogue can help your situational awareness when responding to specific calls or stops
How to mitigate the dangers of TASER deployment against suspects– 6
Any officer employing a TASER against an armed subject should be working in tandem with an officer armed with a firearm
16 winter weather tips for on and off-duty cops– 4
Remember to prepare for the conditions you might find yourself outside in for several hours
10 range habits that can get police officers killed– 18
Ammo is cheap, lives are expensive — maintain your level of proficiency by regular practice
10 police training takeaways from the St. Cloud mall attack– 7
Real shootings involve stress, cover, concealment, movement and suspects who sometimes do not stop when we think they should
Video: Gun retention techniques and the use of backup weapons–
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Duane Wolfe — alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Contributor Lee Shaykhet — discuss ways in which weapon retention drills can be made as r...
Pattern your shotgun–
If you carry a shotgun in your squad or have one as a home defense gun you owe it to yourself to know how the weapon patterns its’ shot with your carry load. Here is a quick way using one target. F...
Carrying while retired: 7 things cops need to know– 18
Here are seven things you need to think about as you begin to carry as a retired officer
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