Officer Survival

  • 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

  • Impediments to Your Survival

    How officers are their own worst enemies in their own survival

    Article • October 22nd, 2012

  • Understanding the Nature of Panic

    The other night, I woke up about three o’clock in the morning in what I would consider a state of “panic.” I was sweating profusely, my breathing my shallow and fast, my heart was racing, I was disoriented. As I got control of myself, I realized...

    Article • October 18th, 2012

  • Training To Win Gunfights

    Firearms training can no longer be simply a nice outing - a day to get together with buddies, shoot a couple boxes of ammo, and then go play golf or retire to the nearest gin mill for a few drinks.

    Article • October 10th, 2012

  • Officer Survival and Attention to Detail

    Little things add up and can seriously affect your survival. Just this week several (at least three) officers showed up at carbine qualifications with personally owned carbines topped with red-dot sight which had dead batteries. It can happen. Batteries...

    Article • October 8th, 2012

  • The Dangers of Confronting Armed Suspects

    A man with a gun in his hand is a deadly threat since he will always be able to raise and fire before you can react and respond.

    Article • September 10th, 2012

  • One-Man Go Bag: Kit up now

    Far too often the good guys and the innocent citizen are found on the ground leaking. If you are out on the road, it’s more often than not going to be you who show up first on the scene. I won’t upset your stomach any further by recounting the...

    Article • August 21st, 2012

  • 2012 Line Of Duty Deaths

    Line of duty police deaths are down significantly this year. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, automobile deaths are down 26%, gunfire deaths are down 55%, and overall line of duty fatalities are down by nearly half. This is great news for...

    Article • August 17th, 2012

  • Psychopathy: Manipulation, Deception, and Evil

    The best definition I have found for a psychopath is “a morally depraved individual who represent the ‘monsters’ in our society; an unstoppable and untreatable predator whose violence is planned, purposeful and emotionless”. Psychopaths make the...

    Article • August 16th, 2012

  • Aurora Shooting Dispatch Recording Analysis

    An examination of the dispatch recording for the July 20, 2012, Aurora, CO theater mass shooting event.

    Article • July 27th, 2012

  • D.I.R.G.A.F. Will Get You Killed

    Maintain your interest and concern in your job and ensure your own survival

    Article • July 23rd, 2012

  • Vacation Safety and Survival

    Simple steps and trips to have a safer vacation this summer

    Article • July 9th, 2012

  • Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW Review

    US law enforcement has taken note and you are beginning to see more and more IFAK’s. For the most part you’ll see them being worn by tactical teams or other high risk units but, you’re seeing them on active shooter rigs on a more frequent basis.

    Article • June 11th, 2012

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