Police training soft skills


Soft Skills2020-09-06T08:58:58-07:00

Why Are We Still Teaching Choreographed Handcuffing?

By Ralph Mroz Photos Jason Frank It's Time To Rethink The Suspect Hokey Pokey. Back in grandpa’s day, cops grabbed the bad guy, slapped the cuffs on and dispensed with the small talk. Then, sometime in the ’80s I think, someone looked at the stats on officer injuries and noticed most officer-involved fights happen when they’re handcuffing a suspect. Since cuffing is one of the few times in our interaction with the public that we [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|
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Less Lethal: Talking Advantage Of New Technology

By |September 1st, 2020|

Tools For A Variety Of Situations And Distances. The oldest-known weapon used by man was an impact weapon, be it a bone, rock or tree branch. In this most-simple form, they were used, literally, to beat back early man. Today we have more modern options (we might call them batons), [...]

Phazzer Enforcer

By |September 1st, 2020|

By Ben Douglas Phiscally-Phriendly Conductive Electrical Weapons. Aagh!” was all I could get out as I seized up and fell to the mat. I had “enthusiastically” volunteered to experience a full 5-second TASER cycle back when my department approved them for carry in 2006. Others in my training group managed [...]

Simple Solutions With Lights

By |September 1st, 2020|

By our own data, much of our contact with people is in low, altered or failing light. There’s no question: things like proper sight pictures are under stress while being applied in the dark. Even if we add laser sighting assistance tools to our weapon platforms, the laser systems are [...]


By |September 1st, 2020|

Anyone with anything between their ears except air knows a fight is in the wings over the lawful ownership of firearms. The proposed registration will ultimately (based on history) amount to confiscation. Think about the last time you voted in what are called “free and fair” elections, and see how [...]

Do All Women Need To Be Armed?

By |September 1st, 2020|

You Bet By John McCarthy We need as many armed women as possible.This is fact regardless of whether violent crime against women is rising or in decline. Every woman is a potential victim every day of her life, and when the predator is upon her, any statistical assurances she may [...]

Tactical Tips

By |May 13th, 2015|

Well, Tactical-ish, At Any Rate. I get a lot of questions about “tactical tips and techniques,” some specific and some general. Those who ask the latter kind just wanta be entertained. They don’t care how long it takes; they’ve got lotsa time. For them, I lean forward, lower my voice [...]