Use of Force: Time to “Geek It Up”

Use of Force: Time to “Geek It Up”

7-steps toward expertise. Who is your go-to person for all your use of force (UoF) needs? Is it the same person I often see selected by default? The range master? The arrest and control instructor? The grizzled SWAT guy? Many of these oft-named individuals have a focus on ...
Deadly Reminders of Survival Commandments

Deadly Reminders of Survival Commandments

One of the critical officer survival commandments we discuss in the nearly 400 pages of our book Street Survival II (available through our Web site and Amazon) is the fact that just because a suspect is down—for whatever reason—and appears to be incapacitated, ready to surrender or ...
Academies Don’t Fully Train Rookies…Alone.

Academies Don’t Fully Train Rookies…Alone.

When my cell phone rang, I was glad to answer. The call was from a buddy - not some robocall promising lower rates or baiting me into giving up banking information. But it didn't take long for that to change. "Are you still teaching at the academy?" he immediately asked. "Of ...
Cops Helping Cops After Trauma

Cops Helping Cops After Trauma

In an earlier Calibre Press article we shared tips on ways investigators can help, not further harm, traumatized officers after a force event (see below for a link to that piece). In light of the popularity of that article, we’re now going to share tips for any officer on how to ...