Full list of Reality Training results
Reality Training: Having a plan–
You've all heard the saying "No plan survives first contact with the enemy." But there's a reason thinking ahead is vital to success. Dave Smith uses footage of a suspect pursuit to unpack the importance of having a plan.
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: 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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Reality Training: Why cops should stay vigilant during traffic stops–
Cops face a number of environmental hazards when pulling over a motorist on an active roadway. In this installment of Reality Training, Dave Smith offers key safety reminders for a variety of different traffic stop scenarios.
Reality Training: Surviving a sudden shooting at a traffic stop–
Dave Smith reviews footage of a sudden attack on a Texas deputy during a traffic stop in order to provide key tips on survival and catching the perpetrator.
Reality Training: Using an ECD on a suspect with a deadly weapon–
Dave Smith evaluates the proper time to deploy an ECD in a dangerous situation and how cops should prepare for the possibility of the device failing.
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