Tenacity Training

After serving several years on the streets of Los Angeles as a uniformed police officer, I was called to return to the academy as an instructor. One requirement for recruit graduation was to complete a seven-mile run within a given time period. Many recruits did not...

Reality Based Training: Suit Selection

Last month, I began my column discussing a 5 Day Reality Based Training Instructor school in north Florida. I described a scenario that included a resistant motorist and a request from training staff for a defensive-tactics (DT) suit for the scenario. No suits were...

Tech Beat: Laser Sights

It's nautical twilight, and the brightness of the sky cast against the deepening shadows on the street make it pretty hard to see details. As you walk toward the driver's door of the car you just stopped, a figure jumps out of the passenger side and fires a...

Accessory to Adultery

Dear Bullethead: My beat partner recently got himself a girlfriend. Problem is, he has a wife and two kids. Before you say it's just his business, let me add that I've gotten caught in the middle of this because he uses me as an excuse when he's late...

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