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Edged Weapon Defense: Is the 21-foot Rule Valid? Part 1

PoliceOne.com Editors Note: For the record, the 21-Foot Rule, when accurately stated, says that in the time it takes the average officer to recognize...

Knife vs Gun: Inside Six Feet, I’ll Take The Knife

Okay, on the surface, it's an insane statement: if I have to fight someone, hand to hand, I'd rather be armed with a knife...

Filipino Kali is Alive and Well in Today’s Police and Military...

Thumb through any martial arts magazine and you’ll see advertisements and the mention of the Filipino martial arts (kali, escrima, and arnis). In today’s...

21 Feet is Way Too Close!

It is common knowledge that a suspect, armed with an edged weapon and within 21 feet of a police officer presents a deadly threat. Why?...

Police Department Knife Regulations and Policy

In today's litigious society no law enforcement agency can afford to overlook the need for administrative and training regulations for any weapon, or potential...

Guardians of the Night – Bouncers

"If you have ever thought about taking on a second job as a bouncer, solider, police officer or a prison guard, you should talk...

Police Officer Survival Guide – Complacency Can Kill You

The average police officer may work his entire career without having to discharge his weapon in the line of duty. This leads the officers...

Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome (SICDS)

Introduction What is Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome (SICDS), or Positional Asphyxia, and why is being knowledgeable about it important to my department and its...

The Tonfa Enters the 21st Century with the Defensive Leverage Device

Ever since man first picked up a rock for self-defense he has been on a never-ending quest to improve the weapons at his disposal....

It’s All About Revenge For Gangs

One of the few absolutes in the world of street gangs is that when there is a gang-involved drive-by shooting, street brawl, or school...

The Importance of Martial Arts Training and Competition

Man has been a part of fighting and battles since the beginning of man. His movements are natural- atavistic reactions similar to those of...

Police Officer Survival Guide – The Use of Police Color Codes

One of the modes used in training, which is helpful, is the use of police color codes. The color codes, developed a number of...

Close Quarter Baton Training with Police Safety Batons

We want to introduce the ActionFlex police safety batons that will improve law and security enforcement officer training. Security and law enforcement personnel have long had...

Police Officer Survival Guide – Ten Deadly on the Job Errors

There is little truly new on the subject of officer survival tactics. It is the simple, unglamorous basics that will keep an officer alive. Sadly,...

Best Practices: Maintain A Healthy Mind

It's not difficult to find information and inspiration about staying in shape and maintaining a healthy body. However, without maintaining a healthy mind, you...

Surviving an Edged Weapon Attack

Unconsciousness and Death – Surviving an Edged Weapon Attack . . . witnessed over my 23 years of being a law enforcement professional. In...

The Bouncers and the Dojo

By Ben Westhoff ~ Sensei Elliot Freeman is surrounded by strip-club bouncers, who are sitting Indian-style in a semicircle around him. A smiling Micheal Ocello,...

Police Officer Survival Guide – Schiopathic, Psychopathic Behaviors and Your Survival

Any individual can become violent and the vast majority of society would commit a homicide under the right circumstances. Consequently, it cannot be assumed...

Be Physically and Mentally Prepared

Officer Stacy Lim from the Los Angeles Police Department pulled into her driveway after an enjoyable evening of softball practice. When Lim got out...

Jeet Kune Do & The Military Knife

The knife has been a vital part of a warrior's personal arsenal for thousands of years. It is nearly as old as mankind. Even with...