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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.
Reality Training: Correcting bad habits–
The difference between life and death in a critical incident could simply come down to good and bad habits. Dave Smith reviews video of the tragic killing of Trooper Mark Coates and offers tips on how to increase your odds of winning the fight.
Reality Training: Managing stress in the wake of an OIS–
The use of deadly force is a traumatic experience for any law enforcement officer. In this installment of Reality Training, Dave Smith offers tips for managing emotional stress in the wake of an officer-involved shooting and reviews several actions that must be initiated immediately after a suspect has been shot.
Reality Training: How do you handle a non-compliant subject?–
Dave Smith reviews a fatal traffic stop out of New Jersey in order to remind officers of the importance of preparing for the possibility of non-compliance from a subject.
Reality Training: Why communication is key in police pursuits–
Dave Smith examines footage of multiple police pursuits that emphasize the importance of communication in order to maintain control during these unpredictable and dangerous situations.
Reality Training: How cops can stay safe on the road–
One of the most dangerous activities for law enforcement officers is driving. There are a whole lot of risks out there on the road; here's how to stay safe.
Police are facing an ever increasing threat of violence against them The murder of police officers has always been an issue, however, the immediate and sophisticated ambushes of officers has increased dramatically. The training will cover ways of recognizing the ambush before it occurs and ways to overcome the ambush while it is in progress, with the goal being to have greater ability to defeat the cop killers and save officers’ lives.
Reality Training: How do you conduct frisks and foot pursuits?–
An Oklahoma foot pursuit that ended in a fatal shooting serves as a reminder of the dangers of an armed, fleeing suspect and the importance of maintaining control of the scene when multiple bystanders are present.
Razor-wielding suspect shot and killed in Fla. robbery attempt–
Person who made the 911 call said a suspect was armed with a bomb and had passed a note to the teller.
Reality Training: Body cams and protecting your right to use force–
A use of force incident out of Celina (Texas) is a prime example of the utility of body cameras and the importance of having as much documentation as possible in a violent encounter with a subject.
Reality Training: Are you prepared for an ambush attack?–
The savage killing of a California deputy is a tragic reminder of the dangers cops face on patrol. Here are some safety tips on how to respond to an attack.
Okla. officer opens fire as vehicle rams into him–
The officer was attempting to stop a suspect in a stolen vehicle.
Reality Training: Responding to an incident in plainclothes–
What are the safety precautions cops should take when responding to an incident in plainclothes? Dave Smith offers tips on what you can do to minimize the risk to yourself and responding officers.
Officer’s family is concerned the moment their loved one steps out the door–
The Washington D.C. family talked about daily stresses surrounding police safety and survival.
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