VIDEO: Lubbock Police Fire on Fleeing Vehicle

VIDEO: Lubbock Police Fire on Fleeing Vehicle

From kcbd.com: 32-year-old Carlos Martinez is now in custody, facing three charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, after police say he hit three LPD officers with his vehicle. The incident started at the Del Estrado Apartments in the 3200 block of 62nd Street around ...
Law Enforcement & Research: A Powerful Combo

Law Enforcement & Research: A Powerful Combo

[Publisher's Note: A while back I published "Calling All Academics!", lamenting the frequency with which academics and media talk about law enforcement without speaking to actual police officers. Here's a game response from a man who has been on both sides of the equation.] This ...
Back-Up Guns, Pt. 2

Back-Up Guns, Pt. 2

In part one, we talked about policy statements, training, qualification, and agency registration for back-up weapons. But I suspect that most readers want to hear about the documented and verifiable instances where police lives were saved by back-up (or secondary) weapons. So that’s ...
Learning From Mistakes

Learning From Mistakes

Mistakes. We all make them. Some are minor and require little correction, while others can be career-changing. Following is an example of one of my mistakes, and how I used what I learned to positively effect the police department where I worked. Say It Ain’t So At the time, I was ...
Pushing the Way Forward

Pushing the Way Forward

I recently chatted with Darrin Fulton, chapter president of the Kansas City, Kans., chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association. Fulton is also the driving force behind this year’s NLPOA conference in Kansas City, Oct. 11 – 14. Calibre Press will be there, providing ...