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BODYCAM: Officer Allegedly Suffers Panic Attack after Firing Shots

Oct 17, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From KnoxNews.com: The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is refusing to answer questions about a deputy who video and court records show opened fire without warning in a mobile home park and later suffered a panic attack while armed. Sheriff Ron “Hoss” Seals acknowledged in a Facebook post on the agency’s website Monday he purposely did not respond to a USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee query about Deputy Justin Johnson. He cited the newspaper... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Graphic Police Shooting of Murder Suspect

Oct 17, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From mlive.com: Dash-cam footage shows a shootout along I-94 between police and a murder suspect from Alabama. Landon Harbin, 24, was arrested Friday, Sept. 8 after he exchanged gunfire with a Michigan State Police trooper and a Van Buren County Sheriff's deputy on the side of the highway. The officers had conducted a traffic stop on a car that had been reported stolen in Alabama when Harbin got out and fired at them. They returned fi... Full Article »

VIDEO: Fit4Duty Friday! #8

Oct 17, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

Tag us with your picture on any social media platform or comment your time on the Facebook (facebook.com/streetsurvival), Instagram or Twitter (@CalibrePress) post for a chance to win our limited edition #Fit4Duty Challenge Coin!... Full Article »

OP-ED: A Catastrophic Failure of Security [RETRACTED]

Oct 16, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today
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[Update: I have decided to pull this article down after hearing from several readers. If you wish to read it, a version of it was first published at Security Magazine, which you can read here. Calibre Press thrives on pushing the conversation forward, and, often, this involves publishing various voices and opinions. However, there is a limit to what is collegial and constructive and what is inappropriate. I don't want to cross over into the latte... Full Article »

A Fair Con?

Oct 16, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By Robert J. Kicklighter

The easiest way to steal a man's wallet is to tell him you're going to steal his watch. ― Leigh Bardugoh It’s October again! Fresh, crisp air and colorful leaves falling from the trees, mellow mornings filled with delicate mists as the sun glistens across the damp, wet grass, and windy nights with clear skies usher in fall festivals and family fun. It’s that time of year when the lights and sounds of carnivals fill communities across ... Full Article »

Wayne “The Flame” Pyro

Oct 13, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today
By Dave Grossi

[Publisher’s Note: Humor in Blue is a new column by Calibre Press alum Dave Grossi. Similar in style to his hilarious eight-part Lawyers I’ve Known series, these eight stories have been gleaned from the warped mind of Dave himself. The names of the players have been changed, the locations masked (somewhat), a few embellishments added here and there, and some of the characters, while real people, combined and/or merged for brevity’s sake. Al... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Officer Shoots at Actor Holding Prop Gun

Oct 11, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From TheBlaze.com: Officers arrived just in time to stop a masked gunman trying to flee from the bar he’d just robbed. “Drop the gun! Drop the gun now!” the police officer yells. The man turned toward the police and an officer fired a shot that missed hitting the man wearing a ski mask. Jim Duff, an actor, dropped the fake gun and pulled off the mask while telling the officers, “This is a movie set,” The Associated Press reported.... Full Article »

Have a Great Training Program?

Oct 10, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Jim Glennon

Law enforcement takes a lot of hits when it comes to, well, almost everything we do and every decision we make. Most of what the politicians, pundits, and media pushes about the collective of law enforcement is based on their own biases. Their characterization of law enforcement is supported by the use of skewed and cherry-picked stats that feed a narrative. In one specific area, I, in a strange way, agree with those who look to vilify us. Tr... Full Article »

VIDEO: Man Chases Deputy, Jumps in Cruiser

Oct 09, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From CBSlocal.com: It happened Wednesday around 7 p.m. outside of a Costco Distribution Center near Tracy. According to an employee, Costco security got a call about a suspicious person on their property. “He was laughing one moment, and then wanted a hug,” Armstrong said. When a deputy from San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office arrived and attempted to detain a man named Yaroub Assad the deputy asked Assad to get down on the grou... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Multiple Angles on Sacramento Shoot Out

Oct 05, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From CBSlocal.com:  Sacramento Police have released a series of frightening videos showing different angles of a police shooting in which a suspect emerges from his car and opens fire on officers before he is fatally shot. The shooting happened on September 7 in Sacramento when officers spotted a vehicle wanted in connection to a double homicide in the city six days prior. It came on the same day as law enforcement officers statewide... Full Article »

The Face of Evil

Oct 05, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
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I read Mr. Tony Blauer’s 15 August 2017 article titled “Lessons from a Vicious Ambush.” As usual, Mr. Blauer was spot on. But even more importantly, I learned something new that gave me reason to pause and reassess my own methods of dealing with such situations. I believe I’ve always been pretty tactically sound with the various undercover, “jump-out” type units I worked in throughout my career. But resting on one’s laurels is a r... Full Article »

FRIDAY FITNESS CHALLENGE!

Oct 04, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

Tag us with your picture on any social media platform or comment your time on the Facebook (facebook.com/streetsurvival), Instagram or Twitter (@CalibrePress) post for a chance to win our limited edition #Fit4Duty Challenge Coin!... Full Article »

Las Vegas Active Shooter: Timeline & Video

Oct 04, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Crawford Coates

[Update: The Los Angeles Times reported on Oct. 10 that the security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was shot six minutes prior to the gunman opening fire on the crowd below. They write: "Police have dramatically changed their account of how the Las Vegas massacre began on Oct. 1, revealing Monday that the gunman shot a hotel security guard six minutes before opening fire on a country music concert — raising new questions about why ... Full Article »

The Alarming Consequences of Police Working Overtime

Oct 02, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Leadership & Training
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[Publisher's Note: We've been writing a lot lately about police fatigue and the importance of non-punitive close-calls reporting. Following is an excellent article from Governing.com on this topic, reprinted below with permission.]  Fatigue is bad for any work environment. But for police, the stakes are much higher. Officers have to respond to late-night calls, make split-second decisions and de-escalate tense situations -- sometimes in the mid... Full Article »

Finding Meaning in this Absurd Profession

Oct 02, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By Scot DuFour

Jesse Williams and Randy Larcher recently shared a wonderful article through Calibre Press called "The Power of Thinking Small." I hope they’ll permit me to expand on their thoughts with some of my own. Their article sent me off on a mission to examine the current perspective, at least how I have perceived it, of so many police officers around the country. I have worked in law enforcement since 2001 and I have never seen so many of my friends... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Teen with Gun Shot by Police

Sep 26, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From the Salt Lake Tribune:  Cottonwood Heights, Utah, police released body camera footage from several officers Monday from a shooting that wounded a teenage boy earlier this month. One of the videos is taken from the perspective of the officer who shot the teen after repeatedly yelling commands for him to “drop the gun” and “get on the ground.” The teen was in a car that led police on a highway chase, where spe... Full Article »

REVIEW: A Weapon-Mounted Camera System that Works

Sep 26, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today
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Body- and dashcams have been around for quite a few years now. Both have been controversial for almost as long.  Most of the controversy seems to stem from exactly when the cameras were--or weren’t--turned on.  T.V. news programs always seem to focus on those incidents for which the cameras weren’t started until after the force-related incident ended. Many times, dashcams don’t capture the action since they were pointed away from the s... Full Article »

VIDEO: Huntington Beach Officer Fatally Shoots Man [GRAPHIC]

Sep 22, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From KTLA.com: Videos posted on Twitter Friday morning show a Huntington Beach police officer struggling with and then firing multiple times on a man who collapses in front of a 7-Eleven. Police say the man was hospitalized and later died. A video tweeted by @Cali_Funk1 shows a police shooting in Huntington Beach on Sept. 22, 2017. A 17-second video of the incident was initially posted to Twitter just after 9:30 a.m. It shows an officer firi... Full Article »

The Decoy

Sep 22, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today
By Dave Grossi

[Publisher’s Note: Humor in Blue is a new column by Calibre Press alum Dave Grossi. Similar in style to his hilarious eight-part Lawyers I’ve Known series, these eight stories have been gleaned from the warped mind of Dave himself. The names of the players have been changed, the locations masked (somewhat), a few embellishments added here and there, and some of the characters, while real people, combined and/or merged for brevity’s sake. Al... Full Article »

What Nearly Happened

Sep 22, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Crawford Coates

I recently asked a very knowledgeable university-level researcher who studies police and, specifically, the effects of fatigue on officer performance a simple question: “Can you name a case in which officer fatigue was identified as contributing to a bad outcome?” He never got back to me. So I asked around and everyone basically said the same thing: Identifying fatigue as a contributor in a less-than-optimal outcome would open the agency ... Full Article »