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Sovereign Threats

Feb 21, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
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A subculture that exists in most communities around the United States, whose followers believe in bizarre, complex antigovernment sentiments. It has been growing at a fast pace since the late 2000s. Sovereign Citizens, as they are commonly referred, believe that they—not judges, juries, law enforcement, or elected officials—get to decide which laws to obey and which to ignore. They don't think government has any business inside their lives. T... Full Article »

The Blue Line: Cowardice, Capitulation, & Politics

Feb 13, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival
By Jim Glennon

I admit I don’t know the complete history concerning the use of the “Blue Line” in law enforcement. I do know that I’ve been in this work for nearly 40 years, and my father and grandfather were cops. And in every way, the Blue Line has always been a symbol of honor, of sacrifice, of unity and, when necessary, of mourning and bereavement. Former Police Commander Timothy Roufa penned an article last year titled, “What Is the Thin Blue L... Full Article »

GRAPHIC: Police Shoot Homicide Suspect Armed with Knife

Feb 12, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From the Seattle Police Blotter:  Northgate Homicide Suspect Killed Early Thursday In Officer-Involved Shooting Written by Public Affairs on February 7, 2019 8:04 am Seattle Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office are conducting separate investigations into an early-morning homicide, and subsequent officer-involved shooting, that occurred early Thursday morning in the Northgate neighborhood. At 3:25 AM, officers from th... Full Article »

The Right Stuff

Feb 11, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
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In 2016, John Glenn left this Earth for his third and last time. As a kid growing up, I was fascinated by our country’s original seven Mercury astronauts who rocketed into the skies. Glenn was a major player before, during and after his first space mission. Some years after his historic orbital flight, he returned to the vastness on the space shuttle. To this day, one of my favorite movies is The Right Stuff. It tells the story of eight men: ... Full Article »

The Power of One Time

Feb 11, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
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2019 marks the 30th year I’ve been involved in Japanese martial arts. During my 30 years, I’ve been fortunate to have trained with a number of Japanese Masters. I’ve found many parallels from the martial arts context to the law enforcement profession. None of the wonderful teachings I have received seem to be as timely or as profound as the Japanese idiom “Ichi-Go Ichi-E,” which translates to “One time, one meeting.” In Japanese, ... Full Article »

Taking Care of the Human Behind the Badge

Jan 30, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
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[Editor’s Note: This article is from the Cordico Law Enforcement Wellness App, which also provides audio content from Chief Tejada to help law enforcement develop a strong mindfulness practice.] Unlike most other professions, law enforcement is an emotionally challenging and often physically dangerous career. The nature of policing places law enforcement officers in situations where trauma is unavoidable, chronic stress and post-traumatic st... Full Article »

Training Scars

Jan 30, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Peter Ebel Peter Ebel

We in law enforcement wear our scars proudly. The ones on the exterior are reminders that this is the most noble profession known to man. We put ourselves in harm’s way for other people’s lives and property. And they make for some pretty good war stories. The internal scars do not always serve the same purpose. They are reminders of moments about which we might not be proud, of horrific things we have seen, when we have witnessed what has b... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer Faces Gun at Traffic Stop, Fires Back

Jan 28, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Training & Video
By Calibre Press

[Note: Videos are provided here for reference viewing only, and viewing such videos does not replace personal law enforcement training. Moreover, each live scenario is unique and nothing here should supplement an officer’s own cumulative training, experience, and personal judgment in responding to such live scenarios.] As reported by Kfor.com:   Authorities in Noble, Okla., released body camera footage and dash cam video of an officer-invo... Full Article »

VIDEO: Oregon SRO Shoots, Kills Armed Suspect

Jan 25, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Training & Video
By Calibre Press

[Note: Videos are provided here for reference viewing only, and viewing such videos does not replace personal law enforcement training. Moreover, each live scenario is unique and nothing here should supplement an officer’s own cumulative training, experience, and personal judgment in responding to such live scenarios.] On January 11, 2019, Charles Landeros, 30, went to a Eugene, Ore., Middle School where his child was enrolled as a student. H... Full Article »

VIDEO: PD Releases Footage of 14-Year-Old Suspect Shot in the Back

Jan 24, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by AZCentral.com:  The Tempe Police Department is disputing comments made by the owner of the truck 14-year-old Antonio Arce was reportedly burglarizing when police shot and killed him last week. The police statement came a day after Lou Silvas told The Arizona Republic details that differed with law enforcement's description of the Jan. 15 shooting. Specifically, Tempe police have said Arce stole an airsoft gun out of the truck... Full Article »

Calibre Press App: It’s Here!

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

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BODYCAM: Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in New Orleans

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

As reported by NOLA.com:  New Orleans police plan this week to release an edited version of the body-worn camera or other video footage captured during a Jan. 4 officer-involved shootout in Treme that killed a civilian and wounded an officer, NOPD spokesman Andy Cunningham said Tuesday (Jan. 15). Reporters will be able to view the full, unedited video footage at NOPD headquarters on Thursday, accompanied by an “explanation from NOPD leader... Full Article »

Passenger-Side Approaches

Jan 17, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Training
By Dave Grossi

[Editor's note: In a previous version of this article we indicated CHP Officer Kirk Griess was killed while standing outside of his passenger door. In fact, Officer Griess was assigned to motorcycle patrol when he was struck and killed by an allegedly distracted and speeding driver. We sincerely regret the error.] Dateline: Columbus County, N.C. Trooper Kevin Conner was gunned down on October 17, 2018 by a 20-year-old suspect driving a stolen... Full Article »

VIDEO: New Year’s Shooting in Seattle Investigated

Jan 17, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From the Seattle Police Blotter:  The Seattle Police Force Investigation Team (FIT) continues to investigate the New Year's Eve officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Licton Springs neighborhood. In the interest of transparency, and in adherence to SPD policy, the department is releasing dashcam and bodyworn video of this incident. The following video shows the suspect running from his car during a traffic stop, as well as a physical ... Full Article »

Leadership Lessons of Sports Radio

Jan 16, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By David Magnusson

I was Jeeping around Miami this weekend prior to the start of the first round of playoff games. I had on my favorite sports radio show as I navigated around the horrid South Florida drivers. Being a diehard Rams fan, I really was not into the radio conversation too much. Now, don’t get me wrong: I wish the Dolphins well. It’s just that I, well, the Dolphins have not won a Super Bowl … since Nixon was in the White House. In any case, the ta... Full Article »

Police Use of Force: The Reality

Jan 16, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Jim Glennon

A police officer using his or her firearm, shooting and taking the life of another, is as serious as it gets for civilian law enforcement interacting with the citizens they are paid to protect. There is, and should be, a visceral response, by most everyone to such an event. In addition, there is, and should be, an examination of the facts, concerning what happened and why after every shooting scenario. But, in this day and age, where being firs... Full Article »

Vector Solutions Expands Capabilities, Acquires CrewSense

Jan 14, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today
By Calibre Press

TAMPA, FL and GRANTS PASS, OR – January 8, 2019 - Vector Solutions, the leader in industry-focused eLearning and performance support solutions, expands its capabilities with the acquisition of CrewSense, the leading employee resourcing and human capital management software for mission-critical sectors including public safety, utilities, and manufacturing. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Grants Pass, Oregon, CrewSense is used by over 650 m... Full Article »

An Open Letter to Police Leadership

Jan 14, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Scott Hughes

In the first two weeks of 2019 we have already lost seven law enforcement officers in the United States. Six in the line of duty and one to a domestic violence incident (off-duty). That’s one every other day. One of the officers killed in the line of duty this year was my friend Officer Dale Woods of the Colerain Township, Ohio, Police Department. The department is located north of Cincinnati, Ohio. Officer Woods was struck and killed by a pas... Full Article »

VIDEO: Attempted Homicide of Sacramento Officer

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

The Sacramento Bee reports:  Sacramento Police released body camera footage Tuesday evening of an incident this week where an officer used a Taser to subdue a man accused of running, scuffling and biting the officer after a foot pursuit into an Upper Land Park apartment complex. Police say the suspect was armed but the body camera of the arresting officer, who was alone for most of the Sunday morning incident, apparently fell off his uniform ... Full Article »

TARGETING SOLUTIONS: Recruiting, Retaining, & Inspiring the Best

Jan 09, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Calibre Press

When: Feb. 27 & 28 Where: Bloomington, Minn.  Why: Over the past several years, law enforcement finds itself struggling to attract qualified candidates to the profession. In addition, veteran officers are leaving their agencies at a rate never seen before. In a climate of clashing media narratives, how do you cut through the noise and sell your culture and your profession? This solutions-oriented, two-day symposium features Lt. Jim... Full Article »