OFFICER SURVIVAL

The Light Switch

By John Thomas Grohn I recently viewed a store security tape following an incident. Store security called the police after watching a “shopper” acting strange. At first, they thought he was a shoplifter, but he [...]

What Are We Looking For? Really

By John Thomas Grohn A major aspect of officer safety is the proper and thorough search of suspects. I know a great portion of the basic academy is given to defensive tactics and searches, as [...]

Do More With Less

By John Thomas Grohn It’s a sad state of affairs. There’s no money for training unless you’re a super secret squirrel uber-detective/deep cover domestic operative with the standard issue scowl, facial hair, greasy mane, mechanic [...]

Dapper Dan… Or Stumbling Stan?

When I go to court, I nearly always show up in full uniform. However, sometimes the situation dictates I get all gussied up in my finest suit and most constricting tie, to do battle in [...]

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SOFT SKILLS

LIFE SKILLS | Optimal Response

  In managing a violent physical threat you have only three available protective measures: proactive measures, active measures and reactive measures. You guessed correctly; the “A” answer is proactive measures. If you can hear it, [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Good Intel

  Intelligence aka intel is defined as information discretely collected and processed to provide guidance and direction in helping leadership make decisions. It can be applied to politics, the military, business and in your own [...]

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STREET TACTICS

Vehicles Vs. Pedestrians

By Jason Hoschouer According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the first recorded pedestrian traffic fatality occurred on Sept. 13, 1899. Henry H. Bliss, a 68-year-old real estate broker, was knocked down and [...]

The Traffic Stop

Sovereign Citizens. May 2010, West Memphis, Ark. — Jerry Kane and his son Joe are stopped by West Memphis officers. The stop ends in tragedy when Joe exits the pickup truck and opens fire with [...]

In ‘N Out

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of cops dying. I hate seeing updates via ODMP.com (Officer Down Memorial Page) every time a cop is killed. In the last decade, I’ve been [...]

Crashman Explains …

The Accelerometer If you’ve spent any time around accident reconstructionists, you’re familiar with the equation √30df. We tend to geek out when we happen upon some pristine tire friction marks at the scene of a [...]

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TAC-MED
WEAPONS

INTERMEDIATE SNIPER WEAPONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

  Comparisons are often drawn between law enforcement (LE) and military snipers. Law enforcement snipers are dealing with significantly shorter ranges compared to their military counterparts. Although trained to do rural operations, most law enforcement [...]

BALLISTIC BREACHING WITH A SHOTGUN

Speed is essential in any dynamic entry. Breaching must be both rapid and effective. There are a variety of methods mechanical, thermal, explosive and ballistic that may be employed depending on what is to be [...]

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