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 ...
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 ...