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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 »

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 »

VIDEO: Attempted Homicide of Sacramento Officer

Jan 10, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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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 »

DASHCAM: Traffic Stop Suspect Pulls Gun on Officer, Misfires

Jan 09, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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The Chicago Tribune reports:  Surprised as he sat parked in his SUV, the man wanted for murder pointed a gun at Lakemoor (Ill.) Police Officer Brianna Tedesco and pulled the trigger. The gun didn’t fire. For the next 20 seconds, Tedesco and the man fought for control of the gun, Tedesco repeatedly screaming “No” and finally, “Please don’t shoot me!” according to newly released video of the encounter last July in Lake County. A... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer Knocks Out Noncompliant Suspect with a Punch

Dec 19, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

The Record-Journal reports:  Police Chief William Wright said the handcuffed man that Officer Joseph Smith knocked out with a punch earlier this year had pulled a knife on one officer and headbutted another during the incident. Smith served a two-week suspension last month for excessive use of force after he struck a handcuffed Gary Joseph King in the head while responding to a domestic violence call on Ward Street on June 14. The... Full Article »

TargetSolutions Partners with Calibre Press

Dec 11, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Training
By: Calibre Press

Press Contact TargetSolutions Rich Miron 858.376.1638 [email protected]   Partnership Is an Exciting Development for Law Enforcement Agencies Looking to Improve and Streamline Training Delivery SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, and Calibre Press, known for its educational law enforcement training cont... Full Article »

Street Survival II: Chapter 13 Excerpt

Nov 27, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today
By: Calibre Press

“You have to be ready for when the day chooses you!” St. Paul, MN Officer Brian Wanschura One night in California, two officers on stakeout were sitting in their patrol car chatting quietly to while-away the dragging hours. In the darkness, a man silently crept up from behind, leveled a .30 cal. carbine at their back window, and carefully drew a bead on one officer's head. Without a word, he racked a round into the chamber and pulled the ... Full Article »

Street Survival, Now

Nov 27, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today
By: Calibre Press

About the Street Survival Update The primary author of the original Street Survival, Tactics for Armed Encounters, published in 1980, was Chuck Remsberg.  At that time, he had no idea that he was writing perhaps the best selling law enforcement book of all time.  Nor did he have any idea that he was also creating a movement. In the first edition of Street Survival, Chuck brought together stories, tactics, and techniques from officers from all... Full Article »

Street Survival II: Chapter 12 Excerpt

Nov 27, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today
By: Calibre Press

Q: “In the vast majority of cases, before people attack, what do they do? A: “They tell you.” Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar Human Behavior Specialists If dealing with people is what we law enforcement officers do, then when it comes to that topic we need to become the world’s foremost experts. In our Calibre Press Communication Solutions for 21st Century Policing seminars, one of the first things we do is immediately articu... Full Article »

Street Suvival II: Chapter 1 Excerpt

Nov 27, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today
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“To prepare for what will happen, look to what has happened.”  Gordon Graham History’s Lessons The primary circumstances in which criminals take on officers in gunfights have varied little throughout history. An early example of a police officer being killed in the line of duty was recorded in New York City in 1854. During the incident, a baker interrupted two “juvenile delinquents” burglarizing his establishment. The official rep... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Sheriff in Shootout with Suspect

Nov 14, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

As reported by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette: The Washington County sheriff's office has released dash-cam video that show a shootout with a gunman Sunday. The agency said on Facebook that Sheriff Tim Helder chose to release the footage because bystander video has already been posted online and "because of the great public interest it has generated." The video, viewable above, also includes 911 audio and shots of the bullet holes in Washington... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Officer Tased by Suspect During Scuffle

Nov 13, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by CourierPress.com:  An Evansville Police Department officer was injured Wednesday morning investigating a suspicious person at a Southeast Side elementary school. The officer received facial injuries after scuffling with a man near Fairlawn Elementary School, 2021 S. Alvord Blvd., according to a news release. The officer was treated and released from a local hospital while the suspect, 22-year-old Logan Stidham, was booked int... Full Article »

VIDEO: Police Shoot Woman Armed with Knife

Nov 13, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

On March 12, 2018 Elgin, Ill., police pulled over 34-yr-old Decynthia Clements. She was armed with a knife and they attempted to talk her out of her car for nearly an hour. Her car caught on fire, which forced officers to move in to pull her out. They had both Tasers and firearms ready if needed. Clements suddenly came out of the burning SUV with a knife clearly in her hand. Officers yelled "Let me see your hands" and "Put the knife down!" She wa... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Domestic Violence Suspect Shoots Self in Front of Police Station

Oct 31, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

The Eastsider Reports: A man accused of domestic violence fatally shot himself in front of the LAPD Rampart police station on Saturday afternoon, police said. The incident happened at about 3 p.m. when the suspect followed his girlfriend to the station in the 1400 block of 6th Street in the Westlake District where she was reporting a domestic violence incident, said Sgt. Rudy Alaniz with the LAPD Rampart Division. The man was waiting outside... Full Article »

VIDEO: San Jose Police Shoot Man with Hachet

Oct 29, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

San Jose, Calif. On Jan. 9, 2018, 27-yr-old Thompson Nguyen drove to the Metcalf Energy Center armed with two hatchets, pipes, knives, nun chucks, a GoPro camera, and a sword. Two veteran San Jose police officers lawfully shot and killed, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. During the confrontation the 27-year-old repeatedly asked officers to shoot him. The officers only fired after their dees... Full Article »

VIDEO: Cuffed Suspect Steals Cruiser

Oct 26, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By: Calibre Press

The March 30, 2018, incident began after police placed 36-year-old Angie Frost into handcuffs while driving a stolen vehicle, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Police put Frost in the passenger seat of a cruiser, as it did not have a rear cage. While police discussed the case outside, Frost slipped her cuffs inside. As she begins to make noise, one officer asks, “What is she doing?” A second officer responds, “Trying to steal you... Full Article »

BODYCAM: Suspect Pulls Gun on Deputies

Oct 17, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by ClickOrlando.com:  A man who grabbed a loaded gun during a traffic stop told a deputy that he was "just trying to get away," body camera video provided by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows. Deputy Devin LaFoucade pulled the unidentified man over Sunday night. It's unclear what prompted the initial traffic stop. When LaFoucade asks the man to step out of the car, the man admits that he has a bag of marijuana on him,... Full Article »

VIDEO: Man Fatally Shot after Crashing Vehicle, Shooting on Police

Oct 11, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by the UnionLeader.com: Officials at the Attorney General’s Office have concluded police used reasonable force when they shot and killed a man after a high-speed chase in Rochester this summer. Douglas Heath, 38, was shot up to 15 times after he pulled a stolen semiautomatic pistol on police and began firing the afternoon of Aug. 20. On Thursday afternoon, Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley went through an hour-long... Full Article »

BODYCAM : Seattle Police Respond to a “Swatting” Call, Create PSA

Oct 03, 2018 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
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As reported by Komonews.com: Seattle police are grappling with a new and potentially dangerous kind of prank called 'swatting.' That's where the prankster calls 9-1-1 on a friend or unsuspecting enemy and reports a fake crime like hostage situations, shootings or other acts of violence. The idea is to scare the intended victim by sending police to their home, sometimes with weapons drawn. A Wichita, Kansas man was killed last year in a 'swattin... Full Article »