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80 Years Since Dec. 7, 1941. We Will Never Forget.

Dec 07, 2021 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

Today, all of us at Calibre Press honor and remember the 2,403 military personnel and civilians who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the scores of others who were injured. Our respect for their bravery in the face of terror is immeasurable.... Full Article »

Calibre’s Annual Holiday Sale is ON! 25% off everything…

Nov 24, 2021 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

We're welcoming the holiday season again with our annual Holiday Sale! Everything in our store is 25% OFF, and as a special bonus you'll get a FREE T-SHIRT & FREE SHIPPING if you spend $100 or more. CLICK HERE to check out our store. Happy holidays from all of us at Calibre Press!... Full Article »

The Rittenhouse Case: For Too Many, Law Requires No Reason or Facts.

Nov 22, 2021 in Uncategorized
By Jim Glennon

“THE ENDS MUST JUSTIFY MY FEELINGS" Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty of two murders that he was accused of committing and many people are aghast at the findings of the jury. What were they thinking? How corrupt are they? It was so very obvious that the 17-year-old was a maniacal terrorist who ventured across state lines, armed with the intent to commit cold-blooded murder. He mercilessly started shooting peaceful protesters. And he was found n... Full Article »

Handling Casualties at Active Shooter Incidents: Who Goes In? When?

Nov 16, 2021 in Uncategorized
By Scott Buhrmaster

After our article, Active Shooter: Coming to a Theater Near You? Advice From the Front Line, we received the following response from recently retired Director of Public Safety, Richard Fairburn in Canton, IL. Richard's insights come backed with 40 years of expansive law enforcement experience. That said, we felt it was important to share his thoughts with all of you. He writes: When the mass shooting at the Century 16 theater in Aurora occ... Full Article »

Major Dick Winters describes his time in the ‘mudroom’ at the ‘crossroads’

Nov 12, 2021 in Uncategorized
By Lt. Dan Marcou (ret.)

The “mudroom” is that unpleasant place military and law enforcement officers can find themselves thrust into as they engage an opponent in a fierce struggle. -- Reprinted with permission from I spoke of the “mudroom” in “Street Survival II, Tactics for Deadly Force Encounters” as a surreal place you are transported to at times when your very life is at stake and your brain knows it. The term “mudroom” came to m... Full Article »

Sale on “It Doesn’t Weigh Much…” Extended

Oct 18, 2021 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

Response to the 25% off sale on our It Doesn’t Weigh Much…Until You Put It On t-shirt was very heavy after we mentioned it in our recent article, 10 Reasons Cops Are Stressed. Given the widespread interest (and the fact that we’d love to see cops across the country spreading this poignant message!) we’ve decided to continue offering the 25% off price of just $15 through the end of business this Friday, 10/22. Supply is limited so if yo... Full Article »

Calibre’s Jim Glennon Headlines Law Enforcement Summit

Oct 06, 2021 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

It was an honor to have Calibre Press's Lt. Jim Glennon speak to more than 300 law enforcement professionals from across the state of Arkansas this week at the 19th Annual Law Enforcement Summit hosted by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. AG Rutledge is an impressively proactive and powerful supporter of law enforcement. "In Arkansas, we don’t defund the police, we defend the police,” she said in a report on the event (read the f... Full Article »

Does the NBA Really Want Change or Just a Day Off?

Sep 03, 2020 in Calibre Analysis & Calibre Press Commentary & Law Enforcement Today & Uncategorized
By Jim Glennon

The Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA decided to boycott their playoff game against the Orlando Magic last week in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man shot by a white officer in Kenosha, Wis. three days before. “Some things are bigger than basketball.” said Alex Lasry, senior VP of the Bucks showing support and solidarity with his players. While the shooting of Jacob Blake captured on video is disturbing—any shooting i... Full Article »

Law Enforcement Focus Group Participants Needed

Jun 04, 2020 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

COVID-19 has had enormous impacts on almost every facet of life, but first responders have been uniquely affected. Dr. Janne Gaub, an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is conducting a study to understand the rank-and-file perspective about how COVID-19 has affected the job and policing in general. She is recruiting officers and frontline supervisors for participation in virtual focus groups ... Full Article »

Watch “Lockdown Leadership” – a free Webinar from Calibre Press

Apr 20, 2020 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

Recently, Calibre Press hosted a widely popular one-hour Webinar titled, “Lockdown Leadership: Evolving Issues That Impact Safety, Morale & Public Confidence.” More than 4,000 officers registered for the program, which featured Calibre Press’s Jim Glennon and a team of three Chiefs of Police who also instruct for Calibre. The recording is now posted for viewing. Click here to watch. In this video you’ll our powerhouse team will ... Full Article »

“I’ve been shot point blank!”

Nov 18, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

Survival lessons from a firefight. How fast can a “routine” traffic stop go bad? Really bad? For a corporal in Idaho, it took just 12 seconds. That’s the elapsed time between the moment he cleared the front left bumper of his patrol car in approaching a reckless driver and the moment he was shot center mass. Fortunately, he survived - but not before he experienced a common malfunction with his semi-auto that could have left him vulne... Full Article »

Calibre Press Announces New Patrol Tactics Conference

Nov 13, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

a Joint Venture with NYTOA Calibre Press is excited to announce that it has joined forces with the New York Tactical Officers Association to push forward a new national Patrol Tactics Conference designed to specifically meet the needs of patrol officers, command staff in charge of generating patrol-related policy and agency instructors tasked with training their boots-on-the-ground troops. Offered in three- and four-day versions, the conference ... Full Article »

Veterans Day 2019

Nov 11, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

“This will remain the Land of the Free only so long as it is the Home of the Brave.” To all who have served, and your loved ones, thank you!    ... Full Article »

What’s Happening in North Carolina

Nov 08, 2019 in Uncategorized
By David Magnusson

In late September of this year, the Charlotte Observer published an article detailing a disturbing trend that has taken root in the area: time and time again, weapons charges are dropped against suspects who are alleged to be involved in a crime. Time and time again, those individuals go on to commit more violence. The article brings to light the story of Mario McGill, who was arrested in 2012 for breaking into a home and shooting a man in the... Full Article »

5 Tips for Preventing Active Shooter Drills from Going Sideways

Sep 18, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Tim Goergen

Over the last few months, there have been several active shooter drills conducted in public venues – at least one in the middle of a very populated urban area during prime business hours – that ended up causing confusion, fear, and some chaos. These drills are critical, and we support them, but just as critical as the actual real-time execution of the exercise is the planning of the event. Here are a few key things planners can do to bette... Full Article »

The Mindful Officer: Being a healthy cop IS a laughing matter

Sep 16, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Sgt. Shawn Perron

Some of the best stretches of my career included two things; productivity and lots of laughter. There are nights I can actually recall being sore from laughing so much. Whether it was with a partner while spending long hours working highway interdiction on the night shift or with team members from a patrol shift or after conducting a covert operation that ended well. These are also the times I remember my co-workers feeling more like family membe... Full Article »

First-Hand Advice on Surviving a Colleague’s Suicide

Sep 11, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Michael Goldmann

Editor’s note: Sept. 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day. In recognition of this critical issue and its broad impact on law enforcement, we share these five hard-earned tips for helping navigate the painful and complex aftermath of an officer suicide. Calibre Press will soon be announcing a nationwide program designed to practically and powerfully support law enforcement suicide prevention efforts. Additional details will be announced here so... Full Article »

Head’s Up. There’s a New Weapon Out There.

Sep 09, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Duane Wolfe

Throughout the academy, into your FTO phase and up to today you have been trained to look for, identify and appropriately deal with weapons you might find at a scene and on the people you deal with daily. Over time the types of weapons officers encounter have remained consistent; hands and feet, blades, blunt objects, firearms, and a wide variety of “weapons of opportunity.” You and your partner’s ability to spot those weapons and activa... Full Article »

JUST RELEASED: Dramatic footage of attack & disarming of deputy

Sep 06, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

What are your training points? A San Bernardino Co. Sheriff’s deputy was beaten and disarmed this week after responding to a domestic call. Footage of the incident has just been released. The 21-year-old suspect, whose mother called the police to have him removed from her home, beat the deputy, seized her gun and opened fire as she ran for cover. The deputy was not hit but sustained non-life-threatening injuries... Full Article »

The Calibre Report: New Knife-Attack Decision

in Defensive Tactics & Education & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & The Calibre Report & Uncategorized
By Charles Remsberg

Court ponders how far is close enough to be an “immediate” threat Is it reasonable for officers to shoot an on-rushing knife-wielder at an estimated distance of 55 feet…or does the so-called “21-foot Rule” suggest that a would-be attacker that far away does not yet pose an immediate threat justifying deadly force? That question is the core issue in a case of alleged excessive force brought before the US Court of Appeals in the nat... Full Article »

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