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BODYCAM: Florida Officer Indicted After Shooting into Car

Feb 21, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Calibre Press

From OrlandoSentinel.com:  An Oviedo police officer has been charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and two counts of aggravated battery after firing his gun at a suspect revving his engine at him in September, according to the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office. Matthew Danler, 37, was responding to a call for help in the 900 block of Sharon Court on Sept. 1 when he and other officers approached a vehicle. The driver revved hi... Full Article »

WINx: The Questions that Unite Us

Feb 21, 2017 in Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training & Video
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In this powerful talk from WINx Chicago 2016 sponsored by Centinel Solutions, Dongsup "Sam" Kim talks about his experience working with inner city youth in Boston. Sam was involved in the Youth Violence Systems Project which aimed to reduce violence among youth.... Full Article »

Leading By GPS

Feb 21, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By Jim Glennon

“Our sergeants literally sit in their offices, stare at their computers, and track where we are at by our GPS! They’re pathetic.” This is almost exactly what a police officer told me at a recent seminar, and it was corroborated by several others with him. I won’t say where because they were very concerned about what the ramifications might be if word got out they had criticized their “pathetic” supervisors. Sure, cops complain about... Full Article »

The Mindful Officer: Take a Deep Breath …

Feb 17, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Shawn Perron

In last several articles we’ve learned about the myriad benefits of mindfulness techniques for any first responder (here, here, and here, for example). The foundational anchor for mindfulness is breathing. Even just a single breath can improve your situational awareness, lessen the impact of your body's stress response, and provide an increased sense of calm. So let's put all that together in relationship to how this can effect our daily w... Full Article »

WINx: Learning From People in Crisis

Feb 13, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training & Video
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In this powerful talk from WINx Chicago 2016, sponsored by Centinel Solutions, Brian Nanavaty walks us through what he learned from working with people in crisis. Brian also shares how we can better protect and build healthy first responders.... Full Article »

FINAL TOUR: January 2017

Feb 10, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival
By Dale Stockton

Thirteen officers were lost during January, 2017, a dramatic increase over January of 2016, when five officers were lost, but equal to the January loss in 2015. Of those lost last month, six died in vehicle-related incidents, five were killed by gunfire (one from an incident 31 years prior), one officer died as the result of a 9/11-related illness and one officer succumbed to a heart attack. A summary of each loss is provided below, followed by ... Full Article »

VIDEO: Armed Gun Rights Activists Enter Police Station

Feb 08, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From ClickDetroit.com: Two armed men wearing tactical vests were arrested Sunday after they walked into the Dearborn, Mich., police station. Police said their response when they saw the heavily armed men walking into the police station was to protect themselves. The stunt was recorded on cellphones and Go Pro camera by three men. Two of the men, who said they performed the act after an illegal traffic stop, were arrested. Police received a ca... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Pulls Unconscious Man from Car before Explosion

Feb 08, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

These Norton, Ohio, officers pulled an unconscious man just before his car exploded on Sunday night.... Full Article »

Police Work Is Public Relations

Feb 08, 2017 in Driving & Roadway & Leadership & Patrol & Training
By David Kinaan

When I broke in at the Central Los Angeles Area of the California Highway Patrol, I knew I was going to be busy. I expected to be taught by my break-in officers the skills I would need to stay on top of my radio calls and my reports, and how to stay safe. What I didn’t expect was the lesson that I think was the most important one that I learned and the one that I tried to pass along to other officers throughout my career. That lesson was relat... Full Article »

WINx: The Lessons of Resisilience & Adaptability

Feb 08, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training & Video
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Richard "Dic" Donohue was shot during the hunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers. In this presentation, given at WINx Chicago 2016, Donohue tells how he learned resilience and adaptability--and how those traits would save his life that day. For more information about WINx, or to learn about future events, please visit www.experiencewinx.com.... Full Article »

Firebreather: A Holistic Approach to Fitness

Feb 06, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today
By Crawford Coates

Physical fitness is a multibillion-dollar industry proffering up a ceaseless supply of shakes, supplements, gym memberships, social media accounts, and more—all of which, meanwhile, claiming to be the best. Who in their right mind would applaud the arrival of yet another fitness book? Here’s the thing: Greg Amundson’s Firebreather Fitness isn’t yet another fitness book. The subtitle is, “Work Your Body, Mind and Spirit into the Best Sh... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Police Officer & EMT Confrontation in Ohio

Feb 03, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Calibre Press

From Statter911.com:  A bar fight in Downtown Portsmouth, Ohio Saturday night lead to a confrontation between a Portsmouth police officers and a member of a Life Medical Response ambulance crew that was caught, in part, on video. The portion of the dispute it does captures appears to show the officer with his hand at the EMS worker’s neck with the man’s back pushed up against a police cruiser. The Portsmouth police chief tells WSAZ-TV ... Full Article »

Calibre Press & The National Latino Peace Officers Association

Feb 02, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Training
By Crawford Coates

We are thrilled to announce Calibre Press is the "Exclusive Officer Safety Training Partner" of the National Latino Peace Officers Association. If you don't know NLPOA, get to know them: This is a dynamic and committed group, dedicated to serving members to the fullest. We are proud and honored to work with such a group. The NLPOA Conference will be held in Kansas City, Kan., from Oct. 11 - 14, 2017. This, the organization's 44th conference, wil... Full Article »

Mind Your Language

Jan 31, 2017 in Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
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In a recent article published by Calibre Press, the question was asked: Why do police officers perform certain acts that they have been clearly told not to do? It’s author, Jim Glennon, referred to cases in which officers have jumped into a suspect’s car despite being told not to in training (training vs. learning). The article raised some interesting and important questions about how police are trained. Words Matter There are probably seve... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Wild Shootout in Chicago

Jan 30, 2017 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From Fox32Chicago.com: The Independent Police Review Authority, in an effort to be more transparent, released video of another police-involved shooting on Friday. This police-involved shooting happened Thanksgiving weekend after a man was accused of shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach. Police were trying to locate 33-year-old Richard Grimes after they say he shot his girlfriend, and during the pursuit is when officers say he fired ... Full Article »

WINx: Reluctant Heroism

Jan 30, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training & Video
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In this powerful talk Lt. Brian Murphy (ret.) describes what it means to be a reluctant hero. Heroes walk among everyday; yet many feel threatened and shy away from the spotlight. How we deal with those officers can help ease their return to the workplace. Bottom line: No one is a hero alone.... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Police Respond to Possible Active Shooter

Jan 27, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From Cincinnati.com:  A man holding a child threatened to shoot nursing center employees Tuesday and led responding officers on a foot chase through the building, Covington (Ky.) Police said. Luke Gamble, 22, of Covington made the threats following a domestic dispute with an employee of Providence Pavilion, a nursing community located on East 20th Street, police said. Officials said Gamble became agitated after his domestic partner refuse... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Deputy Tackles Suicidal Man with Rifle

Jan 24, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

A Walton County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office lieutenant took matters into his own hands, subduing a suicidal man armed with a rifle in an incident caught on dashcam video. Lt. Hess spoke to FOX 5 News Thursday about the incident. “It became plainly obvious after a few seconds what he was wanting,” said Lt. Hess. “Suicide by cop at that point in time.” Lt. Hess said he was trying to avoid bloodshed. He said he didn’t shoot because h... Full Article »

Courage: How We Fight the Ferguson Effect

Jan 24, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol
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There’s a conversation going on more and more frequently among officers in squad rooms and weight rooms and late-night diners across the country. This conversation usually involves some form of the statement: “With the way everything is today, I don’t think I’d be a cop if I had it to do over.” It’s a variation on the much talked about “Ferguson Effect.” Not only are (some) officers doing less for fear of negative outcomes, but g... Full Article »

WINx: Training for Mental Fitness

Jan 23, 2017 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training & Video
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