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Most officers do not do enough to take care of themselves, which in this business, presents a serious problem
As you ready yourself and your community for a heat wave, keep these tips in mind
Follow these tips for police officers to protect your skin and eyes from the sun while on patrol
The law requires officers to issue a verbal warning for individuals to step back; failure to comply could result in a fine or jail time
The officer who was shot at by the suspect pursued him for several minutes despite being wounded by broken glass; the suspect was later found and arrested
Reno Police Department Officer Richard Jager was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in the 2020 officer-involved shooting
The FBI study revealed that traditional body armor, designed primarily for men, can cause bullets to deflect off the chest and hit the throat when worn by women
The harassment included hacking attempts of the officer’s personal computer, false police reports and thousands of spam messages
Video shows a large crowd swarm the deputy’s patrol car and begin kicking and punching it
Stay safe under the sun with these 10 expert tips on preventing and treating sunburn
Advanced body-worn camera technology plays a crucial role in enhancing officer safety and strengthening the bond between the police and the community
The incident occurred after the driver reportedly brandished a gun at a tow truck driver
Gordon Graham offers practical tips to minimize the risk of heat illness, including dressing in lightweight, light-colored clothing, taking regular breaks in a cool place and more
Warwick Police Chief David Shoemaker was assisting a sergeant with a traffic stop when the driver involved in the stop hit Shoemaker with his car twice
So that you can beat all the odds that are against you, maintaining adequate LEO physical fitness should be your own personal condition of employment
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
Unlike a physical injury, a mental traumatic injury can happen almost daily
Training for muscular strength will allow you to produce more strength in subject control and defensive tactics situations
How can we physically train police officers to enhance fighting ability and control tactics?
OODA loop tests are administered by the police gods on every single call to which we respond and every stop or encounter we initiate
Reducing resistance to policing makes your job easier and safer
The risks of injury to a police officer’s eyesight are present almost any time they are working, not just when qualifying with a firearm
Police officers should absolutely wear sunglasses, here’s why
To win these encounters, it is good to look at these real world-obstacle courses as a seven-stage event
The airlines are perfectly comfortable with guns in checked baggage — they deal with them all the time — but you do need to understand the process and prepare your gear
Knowing your surroundings and being able to react to them are crucial skills every police officer needs
The system breaks down alertness levels into four colors of escalating degrees of preparation for the use of deadly force
Ambush attacks on police officers do not discriminate in gender, assignment or age, and they affect all category of assignment
The officer had been working a security detail around 3:30 a.m. when a man approached her vehicle and managed to get inside