See the Heat

In law enforcement, specialty units normally operate at the forefront of technology. Tactical teams have used remote search cameras and night vision equipment for years, ordinance disposal teams use remotely operated robots, and vice and narcotics units use high-tech...

The 2006 5.11 Challenge Winners

The 5.11 Challenge is one of the most popular and widely known organized law enforcement competitions in the country. Yearly, more than 22,000 officers throw their names in the hat hoping to get a chance to participate in the event. Every summer, 32 two-officer teams...

Get the Lead Out

Potentially dangerous exposures to lead can occur in both indoor and outdoor gun ranges. Lead originates from unjacketed lead bullets, primer compound, discharge of a firearm, and fragmentation of the bullet against the target and backdrop. Lead dust from these...

Handcuffing Survival

Statistics indicate roughly 70 percent of suspects resist arrest after the first handcuff is applied. Indeed, one of my old training officers bears the scars on his cheek from the ratchets of a loose single strand, evidence of a female who decided she didn t want to...

Safety Tip: Training for Effect

You wouldn't be here if you weren't interested in getting better at your job. In that vein, you probably train as much as you can. Because, for most of us, training time is precious and we don't have enough of it, we should maximize the practical effect...

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