Don’t Let Notes Trip You Up

Don’t Let Notes Trip You Up

Convincing an informant to talk to you—and to keep talking—can be much harder than you think. Sometimes, even the smallest moves can have a negative impact on your mission to gain intel. Highly seasoned interview and interrogation expert Pat McCarthy, founder of the Street Crimes ...
Safely Searching Suspects: A Reader’s Insights

Safely Searching Suspects: A Reader’s Insights

After reading the article Tactical Review: Prisoner Retention Techniques we posted earlier this week, Calibre Press newsletter readers Lt. Pete Ebel with Palm Beach Co. (FL) Sheriff’s Office shared the following insights related to searching prisoners. Lt. Ebel writes: “Great ...
Tactical Review: Prisoner Retention Techniques

Tactical Review: Prisoner Retention Techniques

The everyday experience of cuffing and transporting prisoners can make that often-repeated exercise susceptible to tactical complacency, which can increase the risk of prisoner escape. A “lost” prisoner obviously comes with serious officer and community safety issues and possibly ...
Reader Feedback on Passenger Side Approach

Reader Feedback on Passenger Side Approach

After reading our recent article Taking a Look from the Passenger Side Pays Off in the Calibre Press newsletter, Lt. Pete Ebel from West Palm Beach, FL shared the following thoughts: “I have many, many examples of the passenger-side approach being the best path. Police work is ...