Officer Survival

  • TCCC: A Highly Valuable Acronym

    Tactical Combat Casualty Care or “Tee Triple See” (TCCC) is a term coined by the military and now being adopted by law enforcement to designate immediate medical care given to trauma victims, but doing so under fire.

    Article • June 21st, 2013

  • Even Noise Can Be Important

    "Noise" is both internal and external. We often ignore one and tune out the other. That's not always a good thing to do.

    Article • June 20th, 2013

  • Learning From Near Misses

    Who knows if your near miss may actually save a friends life because you shared the story? The great thing about being human is I don’t have to experience a hit or a near miss; I can hear about yours and learn and become safer.

    Article • June 6th, 2013

  • Maintaining a Winning Street Method

    What does it take to win on the mean streets? Here are some solid thoughts, areas and ideas

    Article • May 30th, 2013

  • First Responder: Taking Lives and Saving Lives

    "If it’s not attached to your body when you roll out of your cruiser you probably won’t have it when you need it most." I wish I could remember exactly which instructor it was who said that so I could offer him credit.

    Article • May 22nd, 2013

  • Life's Not Fair; Being an Emotional Winner

    When I was sill in elementary school I decided that I’d become a cop. Certainly my strong sense of right and wrong, fair and unfair, good and evil would serve me well as a law enforcement professional.

    Article • April 18th, 2013

  • How to Survive a Heart Attack

    You have gone through thousands of worst case scenarios over and over in your mind. But do you know the symptoms of a heart attack? Do you know what to do if you are having one? What about if you are alone? Do you know your risk factors for heart disease...

    Article • April 12th, 2013

  • How Not to Respond on the Street

    Would that it could, that one shot from an officer’s sidearm could effectively stop a deadly suspect in his tracks. Oh, it can and has happened but the “Myth of the One Shot Stop” has been disproven many years ago.

    Article • March 4th, 2013

  • Our Role in the Active Killer Incident

    The threat of spree killers is real and you must be prepared to stop the threat.

    Article • January 29th, 2013

  • Officer Survival in 20/20 Hindsight

    Force incidents are to be judged “at the moment” not from an armchair on Monday morning

    Article • January 3rd, 2013

  • Woman Warriors: Stories From the Thin Blue Line

    The stories themselves are fascinating. “A Rookie’s Tale” by Lt. Kimberly Owens literally had me laughing out loud and reminded me of my own silly rookie days. Officer Brittni King aptly describes how “gallows humor” gets cops through tough...

    Article • December 20th, 2012

  • Cold Weather Myths My Mom Taught Me

    Do people always gain weight over the holidays? Do you lose body heat by not covering your head in cold weather?

    Article • December 3rd, 2012

  • Welcome to the Holidays Crime-Fighters

    I would love to tell you that that time of year from Thanksgiving till Christmas is a time of peace on Earth and goodwill to men and in most quadrants and with most people this tends to be true. However, in others fueled by alcohol, drugs, rage or the...

    Article • November 29th, 2012

  • Formula For Success & Survival?

    It’s been said that people are either optimists or pessimists. Simplistically speaking, you’re either a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” kind of person, right? Wrong!

    Article • November 26th, 2012

  • What Do You Do With A Vampire?

    What do you do tomorrow when there is no reason for someone to be impersonating a vampire, has committed a heinous crime, and insists that he “must feed” on human blood as he snarls at you bearing teeth? Everyone knows vampires aren’t real. Well...

    Article • October 31st, 2012

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