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Best Practices: Maximize Initial Response

This Best Practices article discusses the importance of investing in your first 10 minutes in order to maximize initial response. Borrowing a line from the...

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...

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...

Intelligence and Advance Work

Protecting your client goes way beyond the actual shielding. This article will explain the importance of advance work, and how you can benefit using...

Escaping a Fort Hood Style Massacre

In his article, Escaping a Fort Hood Style Massacre, Jim Wagner explains that we are all targets to Al Qaeda or those who wish to...

Stripes and Bars: Self-discipline

NOT TOO LONG AGO, I was asked to identify the one leadership characteristic that rises above all others as the most important. Though I...

Best Practices: Stress Management

Stress is an officer’s number one nemesis. During a call, it creates automatic psychological and physiological responses that reduce your effectiveness. Too much stress...

Tactical Rappel for Military & Law Enforcement (SpecOps)

In the video, Tactical Rappel for Military & Law Enforcement (SpecOps), Jim Wagner presents Rappel Master Frank Ortega who will demonstrate step-by-step how to...

Best Practices: Effective Decision-Making Based on Defining the Problem

Effective decision-making involves starting out with the right mindset. Decision-making is a basic skill common to all law enforcement officers regardless of position or rank....

Edged Weapon Defense: Is or Was the 21-Foot Rule Valid? Part...

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...

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...

Law Enforcement Training and Use of Force

Introduction Police officers must use force when placing uncooperative subjects under arrest, as well as during situations of unrest (e.g. riots, protests where property is...

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...

Minimizing Liabilities: Why Policies are Needed

Introduction Police administrators must face the issue of liability and the importance of  minimizing liabilities as part of their responsibilities as the department’s chief. Use...

Scenario Training and Stress in the Training Environment

The modern training arena is becoming more focused on efficiency of skill acquisition. This is primarily due to the increase in the complexity and...

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?...

Wearing Proper Eye Protection: If You Can’t See You Can’t Fight

If you are a police officer or security guard driving around on patrol at night and suddenly a bullet goes through your front windshield,...

Using an Assailant’s Aggression to Your Tactical Advantage

In all areas of life where people are involved there is an emotional, mental and physical aspect to it. In a combative encounter we...

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...

Neutralizing The Committed Edged Weapons Attack

This interactive training session is written and designed for operators who are in the face of life threatening situations on a daily basis or...