Officer Survival

  • Zip It or Loose It

    Last month I noted the protestors here in our country are protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, in addition to copious case law. It’s nice to be a private citizen.

    Article • December 28th, 2011

  • The “War on Cops:” What Can You Do Right Now?

    We’re going to be hearing and reading so much over the next several months about this past year and what we can do better in the future, but what can you do right now?

    Article • December 28th, 2011

  • Off-Duty Cop

    Hard won lessons and strategies for the part of your day before or after your shift and on your days off.

    Article • November 30th, 2011

  • The Informed Crimefighter

    Local news is a good way to find what your community is concerned about. Make sure you read the newspaper(s) that cover the community you work in, especially if you don’t live in the immediate area.

    Article • November 17th, 2011

  • Will is more important than Skill

    From an emotionless, analytical standpoint, it is critical to determine what mistakes an officer made that contributed to his/her untimely death.

    Article • November 15th, 2011

  • The Biological Risks of Being a Law Enforcement Officer

    While arresting suspects, investigating crimes, conducting searches, or taking samples, police can be exposed to a staggering number of pathogens.

    Article • November 11th, 2011

  • Will You Live or Die?

    In the ER trauma world there is actually a formula that’s used to calculate a patient’s chances of survival. It’s critical to distinguish the difference between injuries involving knives, bullets and brick walls.

    Article • November 7th, 2011

  • The State of Readiness

    Things can and do happen to us by dangerous people and only our preparation and state of readiness stands between us and them.

    Article • October 25th, 2011

  • Safe at Home; A Cop’s Dilemma

    How do we keep ourselves, and our families safe at home?

    Article • October 20th, 2011

  • Hallucinations: The Ultimate Betrayal of the Mind

    Essentially, a hallucination is seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling, or smelling something that does not exist while a person is awake and conscious.

    Article • October 13th, 2011

  • Fundamentals of Patrol Survival

    A recent stint on patrol has the author contemplating the “forever” fundamentals

    Article • September 29th, 2011

  • The Other Ninety Percent

    It’s been said that gunfighting is ten percent physical and ninety percent mental.

    Article • September 20th, 2011

  • Where Were You On 9/11?

    At around 0900 hours, the first of several pages went off in the classroom. Those receiving them never said a word, but just hurriedly exited their seats and tore out of the parking lot presumably headed back to their PD.

    Article • September 14th, 2011

  • Winning The Battle

    An incomprehensible 19,298 names are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial, each representing an act of heroism and sacrifice.

    Article • September 5th, 2011

  • Domestic Disturbance Officer Survival Reminder

    There is no such thing as the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus or a safe Domestic Disturbance call.

    Article • September 2nd, 2011

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