OFFICER SURVIVAL

The Behavior Management Psychology Of Patrol

The vast majority of what we do as police officers is to interact with people. So it’s safe to say our inter-personal and communication skills will dictate our effectiveness. Any of us who’ve been on [...]

REALITY CHECK II | The 13th Letter

The number 13 is often considered unlucky, as in Friday the 13th, or then again, it could promote something tasty like in the extra doughnut in a baker’s dozen. The 13th letter is “M” and [...]

REALITY CHECK II | Drawing?

If you need the gun just draw it. This sounds simple enough — except for the trouble we get into while just drawing it or just putting it away. Yeah I know; simple — yes [...]

SOFT SKILLS

Incident Control

Recent events have proven that bad things can, and do, happen to good people. An increase in crime, including home invasions, attacks on vehicles, and other violent physical assaults, are not part of some fiction [...]

TOLERANCE AS A PROACTIVE MEASURE

In a society that consists of various cultures and backgrounds, conflicting beliefs, personal opinions, and political viewpoints are inevitable. Such inevitability sometimes leads to heated discussions, which may lead to acts of physical violence. The [...]

CONTROL THE FIGHT

When it comes to responding to extreme physical violence, a few guidelines can help keep you out of the hospital and on a victory track. Certain combative concepts applied mentally or physically can afford you [...]

STREET TACTICS

REALITY CHECK II | Plastic Practice

Probably one of the biggest shortcomings of law enforcement is the lack of training or time in the area of firearms. Mainly, it’s due to budgets, manpower and lack of range facilities. Here, I won’t [...]

The Behavior Management Psychology Of Patrol

The vast majority of what we do as police officers is to interact with people. So it’s safe to say our inter-personal and communication skills will dictate our effectiveness. Any of us who’ve been on [...]

ANOTHER ROUND OF LOW LIGHT CONSIDERATIONS

Low light. It seems either you enjoy working in that environment or you don't. I did, and I still miss the challenges. Anyway. Back when the world was flat and pterodactyls were our air support, [...]

TAC-MED

SEAL THE BOX | Treating Sucking Chest Wounds

  With an open chest wound, the victim may develop tension pneumothorax. Tension pneumothorax is the second leading cause of preventable trauma deaths on the battlefield. It is the progressive build-up of air within the [...]

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