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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Video: How to get to the "Predator Position"– 7
In this video tactical tip, Duane Wolfe — alongside demonstration partner Lee Shaykhet — discusses and demonstrates how an officer can apply Boyd’s OODA Loop concept to getting to a position of adv...
First on scene: A cop's lessons learned from the San Bernardino attack– 3
The first officer on scene at the San Bernardino attack shares his hard-earned lessons from that horrific day
8 steps for maintaining your duty gear– 2
Keeping your gear in good condition could save your life
Video: Integrating failure drills in your segmented training– 3
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Contributor Duane Wolfe discusses and demonstrates how you can integrate practicing failure drills in your segmented training.
De-escalation: 3 factors that affect success–
The ability to avoid turning a professional situation into a personal one goes a long way
Carrying a backup gun: 6 things you need to know– 20
Your duty weapon can malfunction and will run out of ammo, so train and prepare for that moment – your life depends on it
Building search safety: Check behind the door– 1
There are a lot of tactics that go into a building search: slicing the pie, quick peeking your corners, smooth, fast entry into the room and making sure that one officer searches, while the other o...
6 quotes to strengthen your use-of-force training– 4
The sources for these six inspirational quotes range from the ancient Sun Tzu to modern American trainers
3 keys to breaking auto glass– 11
I’ve watched too many videos of cops unsuccessfully attempting to break the side window on a car by striking them with their batons. To break auto safety glass easily you need a small sharp surface...
Lessons from the SDHPD: 5 considerations for developing a marine patrol unit–
The San Diego Harbor Police is a shining example of what a marine unit can be
What the famed 'I'll take a bullet' cop can teach us about officer safety for 2016–
Knowing that they may need to take a bullet in their effort to save an innocent, police officers went to work each day wearing their body armor
Video: Have a backup plan for your manipulation skills– 1
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Duane Wolfe — alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Contributor Lee Shaykhet — shares some thoughts and tactics about transitioning from one ...
How to return your Remington 870 to squad condition– 4
Do you know how to safely return your shotgun to it’s original condition without shucking shells all over the ground? 1. On a Remington 870, depress the action release and move the forearm back ...
How to effectively take (or penetrate) cover in a critical incident– 4
Using cover can save your life, so you owe it to yourself to be well-trained in its use
9 ways a subject’s clothes may indicate a gun– 8
A subject armed with a concealed firearm will not only demonstrate certain behavioral indicators, the clothing they are wearing can also provide clear clues
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