Cover Officer Tactics

Cover Officer Tactics

[Author’s Note: I recently became engaged in a lengthy discussion on the issues of contact and cover (C/C) with an officer from the Midwest. This officer had a pretty good grasp on the contact officers’ job, but didn’t quite understand the all important tactics and responsibilities ...
Our Gooey Blue Centers

Our Gooey Blue Centers

I recently read an article on Calibre Press about a retiring Lieutenant’s hero: his wife. I find myself in a similar position. For my part, if there were ever a choice to make between my wife and my career, my career would take a distant second. She inspires me, keeps me human. For ...
Art & Literature in Police Academies?

Art & Literature in Police Academies?

Some authors and publications have argued recently against police receiving and using equipment, training, and tactics similar to the military (the so-called “militarization of the police”). Like most cops, I disagree with this characterization. I present as evidence situations like ...
The Street Survival Seminar, Pt. 2

The Street Survival Seminar, Pt. 2

If you haven't already, click here to read Part One. Otherwise, we’re in the city, at the hotel, and all the advance work has been completed. Bob and I are dressed for work and ready to go. Day One 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. On Day One, we’d head down to the ball room at 5:30am and ...
VIDEO: The Deadly Ambush of a Deputy

VIDEO: The Deadly Ambush of a Deputy

From KDVR.com: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Monday released edited versions of body camera video and more details about what led to the deadly deputy ambush on New Year’s Eve. Deputy Zackari Parrish was shot along with three other sheriff’s deputies, a Castle Rock Police ...