I Learned About Policing From That: Fiery Standoff

A little after 1930 hrs on Jan. 12, 2001, as I lay on the laundry room floor of an armed suspect's residence, a burning sensation in my right leg and left foot, the magazine of my pistol empty and my team's shield man lying wounded next to me, the sound of...

Walk In Their Shoes

I took my first firearms instructor course in 1980. I'll never forget what the lead instructor said on the first day: "Never shoot in front of your students. If they see you cannot accomplish the skill you are trying to teach, they will lose faith in the...

Mentoring

The quality of a police officer's career is largely determined by the mentoring the officer receives (or fails to receive). Mentoring is now recognized as an essential component to new-member development in any profession, especially law enforcement. Traditional...

Tactical Tools

With the multitude of less-lethal or, as I prefer to call them, compliance/incapacitation munitions, available to SWAT teams today, it can prove difficult to determine which technologies best suit your team and how many different options a team needs. This article...

Reality Based Training: Car Concerns

On Dec. 25, 1993, in Orange County, Calif., Daryl Robbins and his partner decide to take advantage of some down time they had compliments of the Christmas season to improve their tactical prowess. They set up an impromptu scenario to practice responses to a high-risk...

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