FULL LIST OF Dave Smith RESULTS
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.
Reality Training: Never give up the fight–
A vicious attack on an Ohio officer serves as a reminder of the importance of mental rehearsal and never giving up the fight in a critical incident.
Reality Training: Maintaining control in a critical incident–
Dave Smith reviews an officer-involved shooting out of Virginia and offers key tactics for maintaining control in a critical incident, as well as questions to ask yourself and your squad.
Reality Training: Striking an animal with your vehicle–
Animals on the roadway are a potentially deadly hazard for LEOs. Dave Smith provides safety tips and tactics for cops faced with this unpleasant situation.
Reality Training: Never expect a safe environment–
We all know there's no such thing as a routine traffic stop, but the feeling of security that comes with what appears to be a "safe" environment can sometimes be hard to ignore. Dave Smith reviews a harrowing incident out of Oklahoma that began as a minor stop of a family on a quiet road and ended with a third party sneaking up behind the officer and attacking him with a pair of scissors.
Reality Training: Deploying spike strips? Expect the unexpected–
The use of spike strips can be an effective way to stop a subject, but there are key safety steps officers must follow in order to avoid getting injured while deploying them. Dave Smith reviews a bizarre incident out of Oklahoma that underscores the importance of expecting the unexpected when stopping a fleeing subject.
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