Operations & Tactics

  • Ohio Officers Cleared in Taser Death

    The man fell and fractured his skull after he was shocked.

    Article • January 28th, 2010

  • Patrol Officers Handling CIs

    Talking with criminals and pushing them for useful information and then figuring out how to use them so that citizens are spared from becoming crime victims is even harder.

    Article • January 25th, 2010

  • Sometimes It IS The Gun

    If there is a problem, it is usually the workman and not the tools. But not always.

    Article • December 10th, 2009

  • Contagious vs Conditioned Shooting

    In a profession that relies on backup, being shunned by fellow officers can be career ending.

    Article • November 24th, 2009

  • Responding to Extreme Violence

    How to prepare mentally and physically to win against extremely violent criminal suspects

    Article • November 19th, 2009

  • A.S.A.P. Method Response

    We must realize that to mitigate the loss of life during an active killer incident, there must be an absolute exigency to our tactics and our response.

    Article • November 4th, 2009

  • Cops and Denial

    DENIAL is not the answer to defending America’s population; education, preparation and training are the elements of triumph in this post September 11 era.

    Article • October 27th, 2009

  • Max Mental Simulation Results

    For training purposes, is it better to teach recruits and officers to visualize and mentally rehearse the desired outcome or the event? The answer may surprise you.

    Article • October 19th, 2009

  • Crisis Management or Vice-Versa?

    It is law enforcement's responsibility to understand that crisis management is far superior to management by crisis.

    Article • September 22nd, 2009

  • Reason and Force

    Suspects either comply based on reason or are taken into control by way of force; you must be good at applying both.

    Article • September 17th, 2009

  • Car Bombs

    All the training and knowledge accumulation in the world will not keep you or your community safe if you or your agency suffers from the it won't happen here mindset. Threat recognition begins with realization leading to actualization.

    Article • August 24th, 2009

  • Subjective Eyes: Critical Decisions

    Much of police training addresses the tactical components of critical decision-making. Less training addresses the subjective components the officers bring to this process. Van Brocklin provides an exercise that begins this self-examination.

    Article • August 18th, 2009

  • Ambushing / Counter Ambushing, Pt 1

    It has been only during the last ten years, and more recently, the last several shootings that have captured our attention. Ambushing is up to 23% annually and climbing since 1996.

    Article • August 10th, 2009

  • Active Shooter Response

    The real question is not the amount of officers that enters this hostile environment, but rather the preparedness of the entry component.

    Article • July 28th, 2009

  • LDV Special Service Vehicles

    LDV's mobile command centers bring crime fighting technology to the city streets.

    Video • July 19th, 2008

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