General Topics

  • Why We Don't Shoot

    If you have to patrol and not only look out for what the bad guys might do to you, but also your own bosses, it becomes an exercise in futility.

    Article • August 3rd, 2009

  • Homicide Bombers

    Terrorists will continue to use what works. Their past behavior dictates that in homicide bombings, IEDs and VBIEDs are their death devices of choice, but they will modify target preferences based on susceptibleness.

    Article • July 27th, 2009

  • A Trainer's Guide to Copyright, Pt2

    When, how, and how much of someone else's material may a law enforcement trainer use? Val Van Brocklin looks at situations law enforcement trainers might find themselves in and discusses some controlling court decisions.

    Article • July 20th, 2009

  • Check Mate

    The modern criminal element mandates a change in traditional tactics. To alleviate the fear of litigious ramifications, Campus Security Officers should meet state POST, or like state standards.

    Article • June 23rd, 2009

  • Stopping the Killers

    The terrorism threat hasn't changed. This is still an active war. Although our nation has not been successfully attacked within the last eight years, doesn't mean we are not at risk.

    Article • June 22nd, 2009

  • Trainer's Guide to Copyright, Pt 1

    When, how and how much of someone else's material may a law enforcement trainer use? Val Van Brocklin lays out the Fair Use exception to copyright in easy to understand terms.

    Article • June 15th, 2009

  • Trainers! It's Not About US

    Telling isn't training. How do we change the focus from what we say to what they learn? How do we give them choice and power over their learning so they're more involved? Read on.

    Article • March 31st, 2009

  • So, You Want to Date a Female Cop?

    There are a lot of groups and clubs and stuff for police wives. There aren't many police husband associations. It takes a strong, secure man not only to be with a female cop but to run around and brag about it.

    Article • March 10th, 2009

  • Knife Grip - Training Tip

    Mike Janich of Blackhawk! shows proper knife grip techniques.

    Video • February 27th, 2009

  • Using Starlight & Thermal Nightvision together -Training Tip

    Gary explains the benefit of having Starlight and thermal nightvision systems fused together for usage in different situations.

    Video • February 11th, 2009

  • Thermal nightvision technology - training tip

    Gary from ATN explains the benefits and limitations of new thermal technologies in night vision gear.

    Video • February 6th, 2009

  • Nightvision - Starlight technology - Officer Training Tip

    Introduction into various modern nightvision technologies.

    Video • January 29th, 2009

  • Knife Carry Tips - Officer Training Tip #4

    Michael Janich, Brand Manager for BLACKHAWK! Blades and M.O.D. Knives show you a few tips on how to carry and deploy a folding knife.

    Video • December 17th, 2008

  • Taser Safety - Training Tip 3

    Taser Safety - Training Tip 3

    Video • December 16th, 2008

  • Climbing Tool Tactics Training Tip #2

    Rob Storey of Climb Assist demonstrates tactics for climbing anti-personnel fencing using a climbing tool.

    Video • December 16th, 2008

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