Complacency in Action

Complacency in Action

I’ve attended many training classes in which the instructor warned against complacency and its associated dangers and I’ve heard various definitions of the word: A feeling of security while being unaware of potential dangers, or the state of being content, or failing to pay ...
10 Tips for Handling School Calls

10 Tips for Handling School Calls

There are several unique challenges you may face when responding to school calls. Here are several important officer safety tips to keep in mind when dealing with students and reporting to schools: 1. Know the layout of the school.  Schools are a maze of hallways, blind corners ...
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 ...