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Latest Findings about Cops and the Mentally Ill

Jul 01, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Charles Remsberg

In this edition: I. Latest findings about cops & the mentally ill II. Free resources on arrest-related deaths from non-firearm causes I. Voices from the front lines: Latest findings about cops & the mentally ill An officer in Tennessee was interviewing the bed-bound complainant on a disturbance call when this horror story suddenly erupted: With a chilling cry, a male who was long off his meds for schizophrenia charged in from another... Full Article »

BODYCAM: OIS in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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

As reported by Kchron4.com:  The Walnut Creek Police Department has released body cam footage that shows the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of Miles Hall earlier this month.  Miles Hall was fatally shot by Walnut Creek police on June 2. Police had responded to Sandra Court after receiving 911 calls reporting Hall was threatening his mother and grandmother.  When police arrived, they found Hall carrying what appeared to be a crowb... Full Article »

VIDEO: Shoot Out with Armed Robbery Suspects

Jun 26, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by Fox8Live.com: The New Orleans Police Department released body camera video Tuesday from a shooting outside of a CVS drug store between an NOPD officer and two armed robbery suspects. The video shows the chaos, loud gunshots and fierceness of the battle. In all, the NOPD provided video from inside the store and from three body cameras worn by officers. It lasts about six minutes. Here’s a look from the perspective of the offi... Full Article »

The Asher Model

Jun 25, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
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It’s the early morning hours of May 2nd, 1993 and I was awoken by the jarring sound of the phone ringing; on the other end was a friend of mine and fellow squad member. Sounding distraught he declared “Asher is dead!” referring to another squad member of ours and an academy classmate and friend of mine. Immediately my thoughts turned to Asher being shot and killed in the line of duty. Police Suicide never crossed my mind, why would it? This... Full Article »

BOOK REVIEW: Mindful Responder

Jun 25, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
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[Note: We received the following unsolicited review of our latest publication, Mindful Responder: The First Responder's Field Guide to Improved Resilience, Fulfillment, Presence, & Fitness--On & Off the Job. Much appreciated!] I just finished reading Crawford Coates' book Mindful Responder. Amazing work!  It's the first book that I've read that directly communicates eminently useful practices for the first responder. [caption id="... Full Article »

VIDEO: A Tribute to Tara O’Sullivan

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

From ODMP.org:  Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot and killed at the scene of a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Redwood Avenue at 6:10 pm.She was standing in the yard while assisting a woman to retrieve belongings from a home when a male subject inside opened fire with a rifle, striking Officer O’Sullivan. The subject continued to fire at other officers, preventing them from reaching Officer O’Sullivan or rendering aid to ... Full Article »

The Emperor is Naked

Jun 24, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Jim Glennon

A headline from the Chicago Sun-Times two weeks ago: “High-ranking Chicago cop in hot water with [Mayor] Lightfoot for taking vacation as summer violence spikes." Days later it was still a banner headline on city newscasts. It was discussed ad nauseum in the media. Meanwhile, the emperor rides butt-naked past the shrilling voices that see the obvious nudity on display. They dare not speak of it. For those of you unfamiliar with the concep... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer’s Treatment of Bystander Leads to His Arrest

Jun 19, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From the BaltimoreSun.com:  When Baltimore police Sgt. Ethan Newberg told fellow officers to arrest a bystander who criticized their tactics as they detained another man, the 24-year veteran of the department said the pedestrian had been “interfering.” Body camera footage from the May 30 incident released Friday by the Baltimore Police Department paints a starkly different picture of what happened before the bystander, Lee Dotson, was pl... Full Article »

Chuck Remsberg Joins Calibre Press as Editor-in-Chief of The Calibre Report

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

Calibre Press is proud to announce that iconic law enforcement author, Chuck Remsberg, has joined our editorial team as Editor-in-Chief of a new, premium-level e-newsletter, The Calibre Report. Chuck is an original co-founder of Calibre Press and author of the bestselling training trilogy, Street Survival, The Tactical Edge, and Tactics for Criminal Patrol. In 1995, he and Calibre CEO, Scott Buhrmaster, co-founded the Street Survival Newsline,... Full Article »

The Mindful Officer: Staying Calm in the Storm

Jun 13, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Shawn Perron

We as LEOs aren’t strangers to performance under stress. Often negotiating many stressful situations in a single tour of duty, I wonder: What can cause mistakes or, even worse, panic during our daily rollercoaster ride? A sports analogy: Your favorite NFL receiver misses a sideline catch on the third down and fails to move the chains. Or when you musically inclined folks drop a string of notes during your solo. How about asking your high-s... Full Article »

Oh Deer: Not the Burglar Expected!

Jun 13, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From dfw.cbslocal.com:  What police thought was a burglary in progress ended up being a frightened deer instead. Police in Lufkin (about 170 miles southeast of Dallas) said they responded to a burglary Thursday morning after a homeowner said she heard glass break and that she was hiding in a closet with a weapon. Police say an officer arrived and found a front window shattered. He also heard someone moving around inside the home and called fo... Full Article »

Lies: Where do You Stand?

Jun 12, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By David Magnusson

Before we delve into a most serious topic, before you read my article, let’s take a few minutes out and review a song, as I try move to make a point. Go ahead. Go YouTube “Lies” by The Knickerbockers. It’s OK. I’ll wait for you. [caption id="attachment_12417" align="alignright" width="193"] Want to write for Calibre? If you’re interested in having your work considered for publication in the Calibre Press newsletter, posted to th... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer Punches Man in the Face

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

As reported by Fox8.com: Columbus, Ohio, police have released body camera video of an incident Friday when an officer punched a man. According to police, officers responded to a call of shots fired around 4 p.m. Jonathan Robinson talked to WBNS and admitted adrenaline got the best of him. “Initially I’m there approaching the officer because he has a weapon. My wife, my two children are right there,” Robinson said. Neighbors have call... Full Article »

New Tech for Drug Detection

Jun 11, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today
By Robert J. Kicklighter

On a warm summer night in Camden County, Ga., a Camden County Sheriff’s deputy is operating a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) laser speed measurement device on Interstate 95/Georgia 405. Suddenly, the deputy observes a vehicle traveling northbound above the maximum speed limit. The deputy then confirms this violation with the LIDAR and conducts a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, the deputy develops probable cause to search the vehicl... Full Article »

Becoming Comfortable in Your Own Skin!  

Jun 11, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By Sam DiGiovanna

There’s a beauty about getting older—you become more comfortable in your own skin. The need for approval diminishes, you’re more confident in life and you can speak your mind without the fear of rejection. But if you want to stay comfortable in your own skin as you age, you need to protecting it properly! Consider this scenario: You put your gear in your unit and ready to hit the streets. Before the day gets rolling, the commander rev... Full Article »

New National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame

Jun 10, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By Calibre Press

Calibre Press is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the newly re-named National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame and its co-founders. The team-up was inspired by a shared interest in prominently recognizing the kind of outstanding police work that embodies the spirit of courage, dedication, and selfless service prevalent in law enforcement across the country. This national organization is based on a regional version launched in 2... Full Article »

Back to School in 21 Seconds

Jun 05, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
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One minute I was an officer, 21 seconds later, after being shot twice, I knew my career was over due to the damage the 12-gauge slugs did to my left arm. As a former paramedic, I saw the damage and fully expected to lose the arm. I didn’t care. I just wanted to survive. I put the tourniquet on with some assistance and obviously survived the night. Eighteen surgeries and three years later I was medically retired. Yes, I had a pension but it onl... Full Article »

The Scapegoat of Broward County?

Jun 05, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Jim Glennon

On Tuesday it was announced that the Broward County deputy who failed to confront the Parkland school massacre gunman has been arrested on child neglect and other charges. Former Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, 56, was arrested for his “lack of action” during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass school shooting in February of 2018. He was charged with seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence,... Full Article »

Calibre Press On the Move

Jun 03, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Training
By Jim Glennon

Over the last eight years since Lisa and I became co-owners of Calibre Press, the momentum of the company has accelerated … a lot. Demand for Calibre training has dramatically increased. We revamped the bestselling Street Survival book and released Street Survival II, which was a monumental task and a major step forward for us and for all of law enforcement. We’ve expanded our course offerings, introduced new products and formed new relation... Full Article »

TV Cop Trivia: Past & Present, Part 2

May 31, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today
By Dave Grossi

Without further ado, folks, here are the answers! To see the original trivia article with the questions, click here.  #1. Columbo’s first name was never revealed during the show’s run. However, when he displayed his police ID in one scene (“Dead Weight” Season 1, Episode 3) that aired in 1971 his signature briefly appeared on the ID card: Frank Columbo.    #2. Both the official SFPD and TV rank for the plainclothes officers was Ins... Full Article »