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 [...]

SOFT SKILLS

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 [...]

LESS LETHAL

What's the real story behind "less lethal," and why is it considered a critical force option for both law enforcement and civilian application? The term "less lethal" is applied to any technique, system, or methodology [...]

STREET TACTICS

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, [...]

THE COVERED LOW READY

After several decades of managing thousands of people in front of a firearm in high-stress situations, I am a big fan of a hard Low Ready position. Using that traditional Low Ready, no part of [...]

CONCEALMENT GUT-CHECK

Carrying a gun off duty is a prudent practice, now more than ever. Cops should carry guns everywhere they are legally permitted to do so. Some thought, however, needs to go into executing the concept. [...]

TAC-MED

Trauma Care

In the middle of nowhere. How long will it take you to get an ambulance? What if the ambulance was for you? Most of you probably keep some sort of medical bag in your patrol [...]

Project Triage

By Ben Douglas Life-Saving Tourniquets. On August 18, 2012, St. Croix Police Chief, Christopher Howell and his partner, Officer Elsworth Jones, an experienced SWAT officer, were working a recent armed robbery series when they responded [...]

WEAPONS

DRY FIRING DONE RIGHT

If you have been shooting for more than a day, chances are you already know, dry firing can improve one’s marksmanship and weapons manipulation. So just how much dry firing does it take? To effect [...]

S&W 3RD GEN DAO’S | Autos For Revolver Guys

Smith and Wesson introduced Double Action Only (DAO) variants of their 3rd generation semiautomatic pistols in the first few years of the 1990’s. They were envisioned as a solution for agencies struggling with transitioning officers [...]