Investigations: Crime Solved

Previous articles introduced a hypothetical case involving the driver of a semi-trailer truck with a route that takes him through five states. Once or twice a year he picks up a young girl a prostitute working a rest stop or a runaway hitchhiker and eventually gets...

Street Sources, Part 4

This column first appeared on PoliceOne.com. When Trainer Pat McCarthy was working undercover for the Chicago Police Department, hanging out in bars, pool halls and other public places where he could rub shoulders with gangbangers and other habitual lawbreakers, he...

Get in the Zone

Police firearms instructors commonly accept any hit on a target/opponent as a good hit; I could not disagree more. In personal defense situations, whether for law enforcement, military or the legally armed citizen, we must rapidly incapacitate our opponent death is...

Reality Based Training: Keep It Simple

Recently, during one of my 5 Day Reality-Based Training Instructor schools, I completed teaching the classroom portion and directed the students to write some scenarios we would subsequently run during the training's practical phase. One of the more enthusiastic...

Stuck in the Middle

Dear Bullethead: I am a supervisor working for a department with almost 50 officers, and I'm one of the first guys hit in the blame game. The chief is an incompetent fool, and his second seriously needs mental help. We have a great bunch of officers who know...

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