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On The Job
What is Wrong With Law Enforcement Training?
Instructor Daniel Bales has noticed has some ideas about how to resolve some of the frustrating issues in law enforcement training.
The Sound of Silence | Blue Lives Matter
A police department in Texas made a video for the band Disturbed’s cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence.” It’s outstanding. #BlueLivesMatter
PSP Cpl Kelly and Trp Seiple | Officer Involved Shooting
Prosecutors in Northampton, PA have released video of an OIS (Officer Involved Shooting) that occurred last year on PA Route 33 in Lehigh Valley. In that exchange of gunfire one trooper was critically injured and the suspect shot after a lengthy fight on the side of the road.
We Get Too Soon Old And Too Late Smart – Cop Compassion
You “On The Job”? This may be one of the most profoundly important articles about your career choice you’ll ever read. OIS discussion is important, as are officer safety, ethics, and tactics – but this is just as significant. Hell, it IS a part of all those.
Motorcycle Carry | Going Heeled on Two Wheels
Bob White gives some simple, effective solutions for riding motorcycles while armed in today’s Just the Tip.
The Philando Castile Shooting – Some Advice for Cop Readers
This article originally appeared on Active Response Training. It appears here in its entirety with permission. If you’re smart enough to read Breach-Bang-Clear on a regular basis, then you'll have heard of Gorillafritz (Greg Ellifritz), the guy who runs A.R.T. Good...
The RDS-Equipped Pistol As a Duty Gun
Today we're talking red dot sights on pistols in the context of duty carry, i.e. issued by a police department or other LE agency. This is one officer's perspective. The RDS Equipped Handgun - is it suitable for on duty LEO use? Originally published 12-25-17. by Tim...
LVMPD Suspicious Vehicle OIS: What Can We Learn?
LVMPD Suspicious Vehicle OIS: What Can We Learn?PDFLVMPD recently had two officers shot by an uncooperative suspect while conducting a vehicle check. The agency subsequently released body cam video from both officers of the same event. The video opens well into the...
Stress Proofing Skills
For something a little different this month we teamed up with the folks at 88 Tactical to bring you knowledge from someone who's been there and done that. Trevor Thrasher (yes, that's his real name) is here to tell you about a couple recent life lessons. Now, on to...