Are Today’s Officers Ready for a Fight?

Are Today’s Officers Ready for a Fight?

Calibre readers weigh in. Last week, Calibre Press columnist Shane McSheehy’s article, Have You Ever Been Punched in the Face? questioned whether today’s younger officers are really prepared for a fight. The query is one Shane actually uses in his training. “It’s a fairly straight ...
Have You Ever Been Punched in the Face?

Have You Ever Been Punched in the Face?

By Chief Shane McSheehy, Pella (IA) PD The day will come when it just doesn’t matter. The suspect has nothing to lose and simply does not care. He is not daunted by your position of authority. He does not fear your physical size. He is not concerned about your gender type. He ...
When it Goes Down in the Dark, Are You Ready?

When it Goes Down in the Dark, Are You Ready?

The majority of armed confrontations occur in low light conditions. Are you training for that reality? A presenter at a national training symposium appealed to trainers and rangemasters to ensure that their facilities are equipped for nighttime work and suggested that if necessary, ...
Are you Making the Worst Decision of Your Life?

Are you Making the Worst Decision of Your Life?

As made crystal clear in Calibre’s Street Survival II book, one of the most critical cardinal rules of officer survival is to wear your vest. Sounds obvious, but it’s a fact: Some officers don’t wear them. The list of justifications is long - and dangerous. “It’s uncomfortable.” ...

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