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INTEGRATED COMBATIVES | Why You Should Always Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

  Although the primary reason law enforcement officers (and most people) carry knives is for their everyday utility applications, they have an important role to play in the defensive weapon toolbox, as well. We have all heard it said “never bring a knife to a gunfight.” While there’s certainly truth to that statement in so far as always having a gun as your primary lethal weapon, having one doesn’t rule also having the other. There’s [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|

Professional Courtesy

By |July 22nd, 2013|

How Much Is Too Much? Most of us have been pushing our beat car around town when some yahoo screams by at the speed of heat. You feel the familiar adrenaline rush, hit the lights and you’re off to the races. You stop the car, schlep up to the offending [...]

DUI Or Diabetic Emergency?

By |June 5th, 2013|

While on patrol in the middle of the day you respond to a solo vehicle collision. Upon your arrival, you see a man who appears to be unsteady on his feet standing outside of the vehicle. When you ask him if he’s okay, he slurs an answer you don’t quite [...]

Code 3 Vs. Pursuit Driving

By |April 3rd, 2013|

Is There A Difference? I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure most of us became cops so we could drive fast legally. Who can deny the attraction of having droves of people get out of your way while burying the gas pedal into the floor in conjunction with [...]

Anatomy Of A Crash

By |February 5th, 2013|

There you sit at your second roll call — Starbucks — lamenting about how all the Motor units are off on a “training ride.” Suddenly, you hear dispatch calling you and your stomach drops. It’s a collision you have to respond to, and worse yet, document. Damn. Worry not, dear [...]

Picture This Collison Scene Photography

By |December 10th, 2012|

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Well, what they don’t tell you is; it’s a quality picture that tells the story. When you roll up on a hellacious grinder and you grab the nearest beat cop and tell them, “Start snapping photos,” you expect a certain level [...]

On A Steel Horse I Ride

By |October 1st, 2012|

A quick Internet search of  “motorcycle officer” revealed the first motorcycle patrol appeared in Berkeley, Calif. in 1911. Harley-Davidson credits Detroit, Mich. as being the first purchaser of a motorcycle expressly for police use. It doesn’t matter what your department uses, be it Harley, Honda, BMW, Kawasaki or even Victory. [...]

Sideshows And Street Racing

By |August 9th, 2012|

By Jason Hoschouer Deadly Games. Let’s all take a moment to express our appreciation for the incredible thespian, Vin Diesel. Not only has he brought us Hollywood gems like xXx and The Chronicles of Riddick, he also inspired countless car enthusiasts — I mean wannabes — to drop hundreds of [...]

Lighting Lottery

By |June 7th, 2012|

All lighting equipment on a car must work — properly — and this includes brake (even the supplemental in the rear window), tail, head, reverse and license plate lights. Proper function includes proper colors of lights, so no funny designer colors are allowed. If a brake or taillight shows any [...]

Distance Between Cars More Lidar Wizardry

By |April 3rd, 2012|

I’ve previously lauded the beauty of lidar over radar. One way to compare the two technologies would be like comparing a light saber (lidar) to a broadsword (radar). To further cover the virtues of lidar, let’s look at a very unique and incredibly useful function offered by Laser Technology Inc. [...]

In-Car Cameras

By |February 6th, 2012|

Big Brother Or Badass? Afew weeks ago, my agency became part of a growing number of police departments equipping their fleet with in-car cameras. In our case, we also have on-bike cameras. As you may expect, there exists no small amount of paranoia (at worst) and trepidation (at best) amongst [...]

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