Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Mike Wood is an NRA Law Enforcement Division-certified Firearms Instructor and the author of "Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis", available in paper and electronic formats through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books and the Gun Digest Store. Please visit the official website for this book at www.newhallshooting.com for more information. Mike is a member of the PoliceOne Editorial Advisory Board.
Full list of Mike Wood results
Rapid Response: Early lessons from the JC Kosher Supermarket attack–
Just as with the Midland and Odessa shootings earlier this year, the Jersey City shooting hints at a vexing problem for law enforcement ‒ countering mobile killers
Evil walks the Earth– 22
December 14, 2019, marks the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting – tragically, we still have a lot of work to do to protect our children from evil
Will to win: How mindset can save a wounded officer's life– 8
The six most dangerous words in a life-threatening situation are, 'I can’t believe this is happening.'
6 lessons from the Saugus High School shooting– 2
The first armed responders to arrive at the shooting were three off-duty officers, a reminder that it’s crucial to carry your firearm off duty
It’s time for the breaching task force– 3
A joint police-fire response is necessary to breach the obstacles that prevent responders from rescuing victims quickly
'Shoot! Don’t talk!'– 17
When a police contact becomes a shooting, there’s a lot of important tasks that suddenly need to be done, and they’re all simultaneously competing for attention
Ballistic gelatin comparisons: Part I– 2
Is clear, synthetic gelatin an acceptable substitute for FBI-standard, 10% calibrated gelatin?
6 steps toward establishing a debriefing culture in law enforcement– 6
Unfortunately, law enforcement agencies have traditionally been hesitant to engage in this kind of self-analysis and information sharing
6 simple ways to prepare for the next active shooter incident– 1
The most difficult part of an active shooter response is the decision-making, so take the opportunity to “war game” some of these decisions ahead of time
15 things ’70s-era cops can teach today’s LEOs– 71
For the cops of my dad’s generation, witnessing today’s hostility, disrespect and general lack of public support for law enforcement is like taking a trip back in time
Improving the bomb squad and SWAT partnership–
The current threat environment demands a closer relationship between these two specialties
How law enforcement can prepare for mobile killers–
The Midland and Odessa shootings on August 31, 2019, show just how difficult it can be for law enforcement to stop a highly mobile killer. The suspect in Texas was highly mobile, leaving a trail of...
Rapid response: 7 early observations from the Midland and Odessa shootings– 6
These shootings show just how difficult it can be for law enforcement to stop a highly mobile killer
6 tips for safe and successful traffic stops– 7
Before you even turn on the lights, there are a lot of tasks you need to complete
Taking home trouble: 5 safety considerations for take-home squads– 19
A take-home vehicle can be a valuable benefit, but you have to recognize that the benefit comes with a cost to officer safety
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