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VIDEO: Another Water Assault in NYC

Jul 25, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Training & Video
By Jim Glennon

Another video of NYPD officers being doused with water by a crowd of people laughing and cheering has surfaced. This is the third such video make headlines in the past few days. This one apparently was in the Bronx, while the first two were in Brooklyn and Harlem. What appears to be over a dozen young people walk out onto a busy street as the officers are sipping beverages on the sidewalk at the corner. Several men, it appears, walk up with bu... Full Article »

Violence Doesn’t Care What Martial Art You Study

Jul 24, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival
By Tony Blauer

When Brian Dalton was attacked his body's instinctive survival system by-passed his thinking brain and deployed human nature's airbag: the Startle-flinch response. IMO it helped save his life.  The startle-flinch response deploys like a biological airbag, expanding in a sudden incident to create space between you and the danger. In Brian's fight, the flinch-response expanded as nature designed it. It bought him time, created space between him... Full Article »

Go to The Gym!

Jul 23, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By David Magnusson

The Fight I watched with great pleasure and astonishment recently when Manny Pacquiao, at the age of 40, turned back the clock to reclaim the Welterweight title. By now you should now my pure love for the sport of boxing. It also fuels many of the metaphors I use when I write. There's probably no better sport that does this quite as well. The tweet I disseminated early Sunday morning was this: Age? What does that mean? Preparation is the k... Full Article »

More Than Just Buckets of Water

Jul 23, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Patrol
By Jim Glennon

NYPD officers were hit with objects and, very disturbingly, doused with buckets of water by residents as they attempted to make arrests in Harlem and Brooklyn over the weekend. The two separate incidents, both caught on video, are beyond disturbing for me as a police officer. My first thought upon viewing was, “Turn around and grab the first person you can who was committing these crimes on the officers!” My second? What the hell has become ... Full Article »

VIDEO: NYPD Officers Doused in 2 Separate Incidents

Jul 23, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From  Videos showing New York City police officers being doused with water while responding to calls over the weekend have gone viral online – and sparked widespread outrage in the city. One video, taken in Harlem over the weekend, shows two officers being doused with water and pelted with empty buckets while making an arrest.  NYPD Chief Terrence Monahan responded to the incident on Twitter. "The videos of cops being doused wi... Full Article »

10 Ways to Avoid Being Tracked Down at Home

Jul 22, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today
By Calibre Press

[Publisher's Note: ILEETA members will get 10% off Street Survival II: Tactics for Deadly Force Encounters if you use code: ILEETA10 at check out. To order, click here.] If you’re like many officers, the idea of being stalked and harassed at home by someone you’ve arrested or someone who has a problem with law enforcement in general may be relatively low on your list of concerns. However, it can happen and it’s something you should activ... Full Article »

The Gorilla in the Room

Jul 22, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training

Recently, Calibre Press published a thought-provoking article by Chief David Magnusson titled, Lies: Where do you stand? What place do untruths have in our profession? I highly recommend reading it if you haven’t. It will provide context for this article. If you would rather keep reading, here are the highlights. The primary questions the article poses are, What should the top administrator do with the officer who does not tell the trut... Full Article »

The Best of the Best

Jul 19, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By Calibre Press

Calibre Press is proud to be partnered with the National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame, which recognizes and acknowledges the overwhelming spirit of American law enforcement: courage, compassion, dedication, and commitment to service. As Calibre Press co-founder Chuck Remsberg put it, “The behind-the-scenes professionalism with which the selection process was run was remarkable, and the induction ceremony was among the most moving and m... Full Article »

VIDEO: Fatal Police Shooting on Anaheim Freeway

Jul 18, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by Body camera video released Friday by Fullerton police shows that the 17-year-old girl killed in a police shooting on an Anaheim freeway had exited her vehicle and was holding a fake gun, according to police. Hannah Williams can only briefly be seen outside the gray rental SUV she was in before she's shot on the eastbound 91 Freeway near Kraemer Boulevard on July 5. Fullerton police say the replica Beretta later found ... Full Article »

The Dangers We Control

Jul 15, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training

To me, the best part of being a police officer was being a beat cop. A lot of people look down on long-tenured patrol officers, but we never tell stories about that one day on a cushy assignment when got to go home early. No, the best cop stories happen on night shifts, or insanely busy weekends, or running to a hot call, lights flashing, sirens blaring, half your squad at your back as you all roll towards danger. That’s patrol for me. My curr... Full Article »

Organizational Leadership: A Comparative Look

Jul 12, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By Guy Quaintance

Many of the readers of this article will have something in common: We drive. It’s that commonality that I am banking on to express my understanding of a huge topic, organizational leadership. If you own or operate a vehicle or a large piece of equipment with multiple systems, you should be able to relate. I remember my first car. It was a 1978 Buick Skylark with a 3.8-liter V6 engine and an automatic transmission. It wasn’t anything fancier ... Full Article »

All-American Cops

Jul 11, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By John Patston

“Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door/Jump right out and count to four!” It’s really just as easy as the words in this cadence make it seem. Although I must say, before each one of my jumps, my heart was sprinting and my body was hurting. I just wanted to get out of the plane so I could get that parachute off my back, and my dangling rucksack off and out from the front of my legs. Jumping all those years ago in the dark skies over h... Full Article »

VIDEO: Football Player vs. Cop

Jul 10, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

Malik McDowell is 6'6'' tall and he weighs 300 lbs. He played football for Michigan State and was a 2nd round draft pick for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017. He was stopped for speeding and erratic driving in February by a police officer purported to be 5'5'' and 5'7'', weighing between 150 - 170 lbs. by some reports. McDowell is easily a foot taller and over 100 plus pounds heavier than the Lathrop, Michigan police officer who pulled him ove... Full Article »

VIDEO: Police Shoot Escapee during Domestic Call

Jul 09, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by the Gazette:  Two Colorado Springs police officers will not face charges in the fatal shooting of a man in April while investigating a reported assault, the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Officers Colton Graham and Thomas Walling were justified in using deadly force because they believed Jonathan Patzel, 29, was going to attack them, the DA’s Office said. State law allows officers to use deadly f... Full Article »

Are You Ready?

Jul 09, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By Sam DiGiovanna

You’re at the station or on patrol and suddenly the building or ground begins to shake. You duck, cover, and hold (hopefully). After what seems to be an eternity (actually just 5 seconds), the shaking finally subsides. The pre-alert tones activate, and dispatch advises we are in “earthquake mode.” Are you prepared?  Just as we train and follow policy for fire suppression and life safety duties, we train for disasters, both natural and man... Full Article »

10 Non-Verbals All Officers Should Be Able to Recognize & Interpret

Jul 05, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Calibre Press

[Note: The following information is taken from the new training textbook, Street Survival II. ILEETA members will receive a 10% discount on this title if you use the code: ILEETA10 at check out. To order, click here.] When it comes to securing and maintaining your tactical advantage, the ability to recognize and interpret non-verbal communication when dealing with potentially troublesome subjects can be one of the most powerful officer safety ... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer Stabbed with Screwdriver

Jul 03, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From The Sugarcreek police officer stabbed with a screwdriver Wednesday is in stable condition in the ICU at Akron General Hospital. Sugarcreek police said Captain Brian Dalton was attacked by a truck driver around 10 a.m. in the 100 block of 2nd NW, near the feed building at TMK Farm Service. Dalton then shot and killed the truck driver. The truck driver’s name has not been released yet. Dalton has been a police officer s... Full Article »

The Dissatisfied Officer

Jul 03, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training

Job satisfaction, or lack thereof, ranks among one of the most commonly discussed topics in law enforcement. If an officer is unhappy on the job, the key question is why? Certainly there are plenty of academic studies on this topic, most of which cite issues that can have an impact on an officer’s state of mind such as work/life balance, the inherent stress of the job, emotional and physical challenges, their level of ability to navigate “off... Full Article »

The Wounded Blue: Never Forgotten, Never Alone

Jul 03, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol
By Crawford Coates

“My foremost goal as a filmmaker is to continue to tell impactful stories that shed a positive light on the law enforcement community,” says filmmaker Jason Harney. He’s been a movie buff for as long as he can remember. But that didn’t stop him from enjoying a full career at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department—as an FTO, detective, field training sergeant, among many roles there. In the 1990s he started, as he puts it, “han... Full Article »

VIDEO: Man Attacks Officer, Grabs His Gun

Jul 02, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

Athens-Clarke County, Ga.: “Just do it!”  That’s what Aaron Hong, 23, screamed at two police officers as he advanced on them while clutching a knife. The fatal shooting happened Monday after officers responded to multiple calls concerning a man holding a knife, acting “erratically” and covered in blood. The officers drew their sidearms and told Hong over 30 times to drop the knife as they backed away from his aggressive advance.  Eve... Full Article »