Full list of Dave Smith results
Reality Training: How to keep your head up–
In the age of increased pressure on law enforcement, it can be tough to don the uniform each day and go out into a world that seems unappreciative of what you do. Dave Smith provides tips on how to keep your head up.
Reality Training: How to handle a volatile crowd–
What should you do when you need to make an arrest in a potentially dangerous crowd? Dave Smith reviews footage of a crowd that violently intervened in an arrest and provides key safety tips for cops who are outnumbered in a volatile situation.
Reality Training: Lessons in tactical medicine–
Cops are often first on the scene of a medical emergency, and sometimes the nature of the call does not allow time to wait for paramedics or fire to arrive. Dave Smith provides tips in tactical medicine for LEOs.
Reality Training: When should we use deadly force?–
As a law enforcement officer, you have a right to defend yourself against an assailant. Dave Smith analyzes the use of deadly force and the current state of law enforcement in the age of media scrutiny.
Reality Training: Choosing your best less lethal option to win a confrontation–
Dave Smith reviews two videos that highlight the importance of "when-then" thinking in order to choose the right tool for the job in a UOF encounter.
Reality Training: How do you control the driver during a traffic stop?–
A traffic stop that escalated into a struggle and a shooting serves as a strong reminder of how quickly these incidents can spiral out of control. Dave Smith offers key tips for controlling the driver you've pulled over.
Reality Training: 4 traffic stop safety tips–
Traffic stops are one of the most common activities in law enforcement, but don't let familiarity cause you to get too comfortable. Dave Smith reviews footage of a stop that quickly erupted in gunfire and provides four key safety tips.
Reality Training: Deadly force against armed, fleeing subjects–
Dave Smith reviews video of an officer-involved shooting that highlights two important topics: contacts with familiar suspects and the use of deadly force against armed, fleeing subjects.
Reality Training: Spontaneous assault in a parking lot–
A property crime that erupted in gunfire serves as an important reminder that any situation can suddenly escalate into a deadly encounter. Dave Smith reviews the footage to provide key officer safety tips.
Reality Training: 5 key foot pursuit tactics–
Dave Smith reviews a foot pursuit that ended in the shooting of an officer to review key tactics for survival, including the importance of self-aid, tactical breathing, and having a tactical mindset.
Reality Training: How will you win the fight?–
In January 2016, Philadelphia Officer Jesse Hartnett was shot three times in a brazen ambush. His fight for survival serves as a reminder of why you need to prepare for a sudden attack. Dave Smith outlines key questions you should ask yourself in order to prep for winning the fight.
Reality Training: 3 tactics for defending against a sudden attack–
Dash cam footage out of York (Pa.) is a harrowing reminder of how quickly a traffic stop can erupt into gunfire. Dave Smith outlines three key tips for protecting yourself against a spontaneous attack.
Reality Training: How to use your less lethal options safely and effectively–
Officers in Lubbock (Texas) demonstrate effective use of less lethal options in this encounter with an armed subject.
Reality Training: Mitigating the aftermath of a critical incident–
What are best practices after a shooting has occurred? Dave Smith reviews a Colorado officer-involved shooting to provide key tips and tactics.
Reality Training: 4 tips for a safe approach and cover–
An Ohio traffic stop that erupted in gunfire serves as a strong reminder of why you should carefully consider your positioning and approach when dealing with a suspect.
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