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BODYCAM: Man Fatally Shot After Pointing Gun at Deputies

Sep 25, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by  Video released by the Douglas County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office shows a man opening a car door and pointing a handgun at deputies during an Aug. 31 incident. All three deputies on the scene shot and killed the man. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock released the video and images during a news conference on Monday. Spurlock said deputies pulled over the vehicle for a traffic violation on Highway 85 just north ... Full Article »

Street Survival II: The Legacy Continues

Sep 25, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival
By Crawford Coates

There would be no Calibre Press without Street Survival: Tactics for Armed Encounters. Printed in March of 1980, the book was written by Special Agent Ronald J. Adams, Lt. Thomas M. McTernan, and Charles Remsberg—an instant classic. [caption id="attachment_11473" align="alignright" width="178"] The legacy continues: Available today![/caption] “When you look at line-of-duty deaths over time,” says Dale Stockton, a retired Carlsbad (Cal... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Shot During Deadly Shootout with Robbery Suspect

Sep 25, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by  DENVER -- A police officer was justified in shooting a man suspected of robbing a Capitol Hill convenience store at gunpoint and will not face charges, the Denver District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. Body camera video of the shooting was released by prosecutors. According to District Attorney Beth McCann's decision letter, an employee ran outside and flagged down two Denver police officers on June 13 when Ca... Full Article »

Making Criticism Constructive

Sep 20, 2018 in Education & Leadership & Training
By Sam DiGiovanna

Police officers are typically a straightforward, direct bunch. They’ll tell you when they think you’re doing something wrong, or when you could be doing it better. And mostly that’s good—we can’t afford to be dancing around one another’s feelings when we’re  in a foot pursuit or working to keep an unruly crowd in control. What we so freely dish out, however, we first responders aren't always so good at accepting. Being at the rece... Full Article »

Police & Group Identity

Sep 20, 2018 in Education & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By Jesse Williams & Randy Larcher

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother…” Shakespeare’s Henry V, Act IV Human history is a repeated dialogue of division. From the earliest times, humans have divided themselves into groups and then competed with other groups for territory, resources, or other priorities. Examples of this propensity abound, from The Crusades to the religious, ethnic, and gang wars of ... Full Article »

DASHCAM: LAPD Officer Shot at Traffic Stop

Sep 11, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press reports:  Videos showing the moment a man begins firing at two Los Angeles Police Department officers in North Hills — before he's shot multiple times by one of them — were released by LAPD on Monday after the shooting left him dead and another officer injured. The man seen shooting at officers, 32-year-old Richard Mendoza, was pulled over for an "investigative stop" in the 9400 block of Noble Avenue on the night of July 27, acc... Full Article »

To Be Your Own Cornerman

Sep 10, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By David Magnusson

I start off with a quote from Sylvester Stallone. No, not, “Yo, Adrian.” And surely not, “Absolutely.” Rather, I start this article with something rather profound, “If you think people are inherently good, you get rid of the police for 24 hours. See what happens.” Yes, Sylvester Stallone said that. I got to meet him when he lived in Miami for a while. The Miami Police Department served the area he resided in. He’s a gentleman. I ... Full Article »

September: A Month to Remember

Sep 10, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By Dave Grossi

September is a very significant month for law enforcement. Of course, we’ll always remember September 11, 2001, more commonly referred as simply “9/11,” the date when our country was attacked. For those of us in the profession, it also bears significance in that 114 of our LE brothers and sisters lost their lives either on 9/11/01 or from complications from the aftermath of the rescue and recovery efforts thereafter. That’s right … 11... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Man Tased Multiple Times, Dies 3 Days Later

Sep 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

The Tulsa World reports:  The Tulsa Police Department on Saturday released body camera footage showing a 25-year-old man being tased by officers last month during an encounter inside a downtown bank. Three days after the altercation, the man died in a local hospital. The video shows Joshua Harvey’s interaction with officers the morning of Aug. 24 at Arvest Bank, 502 S. Main Street. After Harvey apparently broke a glass door and entered the b... Full Article »

BODYCAM: K-9 Nabs Fleeing Suspect

Sep 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press reports:  A Florida K9 officer is being hailed a hero after he helped take down a robbery suspect who fled from a traffic stop by biting him, an incident which was caught on police body camera footage. K9 Shep, of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, was with Deputy Nick Carmack on Tuesday as he tried to stop an allegedly stolen vehicle, Fox 13 reported. Authorities said the driver of the vehicle fled from the officer, turned into ... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Attorney Alleges No Assault Depicted in Video

Sep 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by Orangeburg, S.C., Public Safety officers said Demetrius Jamison assaulted an officer, Officer Miles, during his arrest in April. They charged him with Assault and Battery of a high and aggravated nature. That charge means he's accused, but not convicted. Jamison spent 127 days behind bars for several charges but he and his attorney say there's no proof one charge in particular-- the assault. “We're here today to clea... Full Article »

Of Rookies: Rekindling the Blue Flame

Sep 06, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training

Every time we start reading anything that starts with “Once upon a time …” we can almost predict that the closing will end with something like “… and they lived happily ever after.” Most of the time such stories share epic tales with a message in the background, like those stories of police “rookies.” For most police veterans the word rookie carries a negative connotation of inexperience, overzealousness, curiosity and everything... Full Article »

Why “Deescalation” is Becoming a Problematic Word

Aug 30, 2018 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training

Violence is always ugly. A lot of the public believes, however, that if the violence justified, it will look as clean as a John Wayne movie. If it looks disturbing or if someone (other than an officer) is hurt, all too many people assume that police must have done something wrong. In increasing numbers of cases, particularly when it involves someone who may (also) be suffering from some form of emotional or mental disability, the talismanic phr... Full Article »

Emerging Issues: Alternatives to Enforcement

Aug 30, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership

Emerging Issues in American Policing is a quarterly digest intended for police-practitioners and community members that presents innovations in the field of policing from the leading academic journals and research publications. Please forward any questions or suggestions to [email protected]   Introduction Recent efforts to develop and expand alternatives to enforcement highlight research-informed strategies to more eff... Full Article »

BODYCAM: LVMPD Officers Shoot Stabber

Aug 29, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by  Metro police are still searching for a motive after a man randomly stabbed two women in the West part of the valley on Friday. Police released body camera video showing the chaotic moments before an officer shot the suspect. In the video, Metro police shout at least a dozen times at the suspect, 38-year-old Caleb Hill. Police said Hill didn’t listen or respond. When they arrived, police saw Hill stabbing his sec... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Running Suspect Fires on Officers

Aug 29, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

  The Albuquerque Journal Reports:  Lapel video released by Albuquerque police on Friday shows the moment 23-year-old Charles Purvis shot at officers from a few feet away – narrowly missing – before escaping into a northeast-area neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Officers set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and called in the SWAT team, police dogs and a helicopter to locate Purvis, finding him inside an abandoned home nearly ... Full Article »

First Responders & Their Spouses

Aug 28, 2018 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Crawford Coates

Once upon a time, the current co-owners of Calibre Press were not married. They were dating. They were in Atlantic City for the storied Street Survival Seminar. Jim was teaching nearly 400 cops. When one of the facilitators didn’t show up, Lisa took over. Part of her charge was selling books. On top of the box of possible books to sell was a press copy that intrigued her.  I Love a Cop, was the title, and she read it. She married Jim, they la... Full Article »

Inspirational Police Quotes

Aug 24, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Dave Grossi

[Author’s Note: I give a lot of speeches. Some are at military affairs. Most are at police functions such as academy graduations, Peace Officer Memorial Day, and so forth. I always like to pepper my speeches with a few relevant quotes. From time to time, I’m asked by other LEOs for permission to use them. I always agree to because, really, they’re not mine. My lovely wife suggested that I put a few down in print to share with our CalibrePre... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Fatal OIS of Armed Subject

Aug 23, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From  St. Paul Police released police body camera videos during a Friday afternoon press conference showing the fatal shooting of an armed 43-year-old man by two of the department's officers. Police Chief Todd Axtell called the Aug. 5 shooting "absolutely heart wrenching for all involved." Axtell said he balanced his "duty and obligation" to the active investigation into the fatal shooting with "wide-spread rumor" about the sho... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Las Vegas Officer Shoots Man Stabbing Victim

Aug 23, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From A Las Vegas police official on Monday credited a sergeant with saving a life last week when she fatally shot a man who had stabbed a woman. Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Daniella Cino, 34, shot 30-year-old William Fuller outside an east valley apartment Wednesday night. Body camera footage released Monday shows Cino shooting Fuller after he had attacked the woman outside an apartment and begun running towar... Full Article »