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The Police Officer Survival topic page includes a wealth of articles, videos and training tips to help keep police officers safe on the streets. Read columnist commentary and learn about the latest techniques to employ in survival situations to come home safely after every shift.

Shot nine times while patrolling alone in a remote location, Young shares the survival lessons of his brutal attack
Every officer in uniform today is the beneficiary of the lessons taught to us by the Newhall officers
All officers must ask themselves if they can take the life of another if that dire decision is thrust upon them by fate or circumstance
Birmingham police officer Cullen Stafford is spending his birthday recovering from gunshot wounds
In this podcast segment, Doug sits down with Police1 Columnist Dan Marcou to discuss his latest book
To survive their police career, officers should strengthen every point of the survival triangle
Street Survival II delivers sound guidance on a variety of topics that are relevant to today’s street cop
Officer fitness, defensive tactics training and communication prevented tragedy during the takedown of an armed suspect
Fight complacency caused by the “routine” by establishing a “tactical routine” oriented toward personal survival
The officer did not even realize he had been hit
When hospital staff request an officer uncuff a violent suspect, the officer finds himself in a fight for his life
As a police officer, you can’t protect anyone else unless you are able to protect yourself
Officers and their attackers closely agree on one thing: Many cops are simply not ready to defend their lives
How ballistic armor is advancing to keep up with today’s new threats
2018 in Review
Officer Timothy Sterrett flat-lined on the operating table on November 8, 2017. He also, improbably, came back to life
He said being back on the street in uniform feels the same. The main difference is “all the new stuff they put in these patrol cars”
As viewers watch a Tenn. deputy appear to lose control of his fear, yet another facet of our humanness comes to light
The armor maker has developed a cost-effective system to produce steel body armor that provides affordable rifle-rated protection
HighCom Armor maintains strict quality controls and helps police identify the certified ballistic protection they need
First symposium from Below 100 will offer a facilitated workshop to develop an action plan for safety
Police departments have long warned the public about the dangers of replica guns
If a domestic abuser intends on killing a police officer, history has proven certain events take place