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Duane Wolfe

In February 2014, Duane Wolfe retired from his career as a Minnesota Peace Officer after more than 25 years of service (beginning in 1988). During his career, he served as a patrolman, sergeant, S.R.T., use of force and firearms instructor. He was a full-time law enforcement instructor at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, Minnesota for 28 years. Duane has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bemidji State University and a Masters Degree in Education from Southwest State University.

A recent event where officers confronted a suicidal man armed with a sword provides a stark reminder of the dangers and complexities in law enforcement
Reducing resistance to policing makes your job easier and safer
Police1 columnist Duane Wolfe discusses how officers can effectively utilize a leg kick against an assailant
How to make weapon retention drills as realistic as possible
In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Duane Wolfe demonstrates how you can transition from one technique to another when a subject is resisting
In this video tactical tip, Police1 Contributor Duane Wolfe discusses and demonstrates how you can integrate practicing failure drills in your segmented training
A tense hostage situation unfolded in a McDonald’s parking lot, where a suspect held a woman at knifepoint inside a semi-truck
The suspect, who had killed his mother, stole a police cruiser and carjacked bystanders at gunpoint
A suspect crashes into a motorcyclist during a pursuit, then exits his vehicle and attempts to attack the motorcyclist with a knife. Here are eight considerations from this incident
The actions of Officer Michael Tschida serve as a valuable case study for officers to learn from and adapt their response strategies in similar high-risk situations