Vehicle Searches of Recent Occupants

It s no surprise criminals are becoming more savvy; when law enforcement develops tools to combat criminal activity, criminals develop new ways to overcome those tools. This is no less true in the case of vehicle stops. In February s column, I addressed the basic...

Speed Loading the Semiauto Pistol

Growing up, I was the kid who couldn t hit a baseball or shoot a basketball. I was the last one picked for teams on the playground, because it was common knowledge my hand/eye coordination sucked. In junior high, I realized I could run fast and jump far, and unless I...

Diligence

I was working an "L" car (i.e., a single-officer unit) in our northeast area and entered my patrol district driving southbound on Figueroa St. As I approached Ave. 44, I noticed a gas station attendant waving his arms. He excitedly pointed toward the next...

Combat Status Check

I'm sure you've heard to one degree or another the phrase "follow through" used as part of the principles of firearms marksmanship. It means keeping the sights on target and staying in a solid shooting position until the round has left the muzzle....

Reality Based Training: The Value of Time

Time is one of man's universal equalizers. You can't save it. You can't borrow it. And, although on occasion it seems to slow or speed up, the atomic clock is the true arbiter. In the final analysis, time is fairly apportioned on a daily basis to all,...

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