The Rear Sentry Takedown

The Rear Sentry Takedown

I recently attending a LOCKUP use of force instructor class.  It is a defensive tactics system that is taught by Retired Lieutenant Kevin Dillon.  I have had the pleasure of attending a variety of instructor and user level courses and feel confident saying that the...
How Do You Define Reasonable?

How Do You Define Reasonable?

I am attending the Reasonable Force Conference hosted by the NLETC in conjunction Kansas City Police Department.  It is a diverse group of seasoned, semi-seasoned instructors and use of force professionals.  But it got me thinking, with so many officers, from so many...
A Solemn Welcome To ILEETA 2017

A Solemn Welcome To ILEETA 2017

It is the time of the year when hundreds of officer are currently in route to St. Louis for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference.  I have seen friends like Canada’s own Jason Der (#ILEETA2017), ILEETA’s unsung hero’s...
The Responsibility In Use of Force

The Responsibility In Use of Force

Introduction Police officers can use force when objectively reasonable and under the totality of circumstance presented before them, at the time force is applied.  The degree of that use force is incumbent upon the individual officer’s decision making process...
The Reasonable Officer

The Reasonable Officer

Introduction It is ten months into 2016, and it is clear that there is a war on law enforcement.  The lines have been drawn and it certainly feels like it is “us versus them.” Them being anyone that is against the police, and us being anyone that is...

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