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Cops Are Dressing Down. Is That OK?

Nov 15, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival
By: Calibre Press

Officers nationwide weigh in… In his recent article, “Is your uniform putting you at risk?” Calibre columnist Dave Grossi shared concerns about a trend of moving away from “traditional” uniforms in favor of more relaxed versions. Officers from across the country quickly responded and the majority agreed with his concerns. Here is a small sample of what some fellow officers shared:   Sgt. Damon Greathouse with Lancaster ... Full Article »

Calibre Press Announces New Patrol Tactics Conference

Nov 13, 2019 in Uncategorized
By: Calibre Press

a Joint Venture with NYTOA Calibre Press is excited to announce that it has joined forces with the New York Tactical Officers Association to push forward a new national Patrol Tactics Conference designed to specifically meet the needs of patrol officers, command staff in charge of generating patrol-related policy and agency instructors tasked with training their boots-on-the-ground troops. Offered in three- and four-day versions, the conference ... Full Article »

Veterans Day 2019

Nov 11, 2019 in Uncategorized
By: Calibre Press

“This will remain the Land of the Free only so long as it is the Home of the Brave.” https://youtu.be/9tVWL_TBg48 To all who have served, and your loved ones, thank you!    ... Full Article »

How to Stay Awake on Duty, Then Get Some Sleep

Nov 04, 2019 in Education & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol
By: Calibre Press

As we mentioned in our earlier article, These Can Kill Cops, lack of sleep and reduced alertness can pose a serious threat to you. One of the usual suspects that contribute to cop drowsiness are shift changes. They’re inevitable, challenging and can, if not appropriately handled, be dangerous. With that, here are some tips for staying alert on duty and then getting sleep after a shift change. To stay alert on patrol: Expose yourself to... Full Article »

These Can Kill Cops

Oct 30, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Tips
By: Calibre Press

1. Lack of focus. If you fail to stay alert and keep your mind on the job while on patrol or you carry distracting “home” issues with you into the field you’re more susceptible to making errors. Potentially fatal ones. Keep your head in the game. 2. Tombstone courage. Danger is part of the job, but unnecessarily going it alone and putting yourself in increased jeopardy is foolish if that can be avoided. If you’re in a high-risk situati... Full Article »

15 Ways Investigators Can Help Traumatized Officers

Oct 28, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Tips
By: Calibre Press

Being involved in an officer-involved shooting or another major force event can obviously have a psychological impact on the officers involved. Good investigators know that and accommodate for it. Effectively dealing with the emotional consequences of a critical incident can help reach two critical investigatory goals: 1. Maximize the accuracy of the investigation. 2. Minimize further traumatization to the officers and their families. Ev... Full Article »

Police Quotes & Points to Ponder

Oct 25, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today
By: Calibre Press

At the end of this week, we thought we would share a few quotes and random thoughts you might enjoy. Feel free to share or even post in your roll call room. From the book, The Heroes Who Give It All “The public can choose when they take a call, but when you’re a cop you gotta take ‘em all.” “Coming home for a citizen is comfort. Coming home for a police officer is success.” “No citizen worries about crime as much as an o... Full Article »

Insider Advice for Reporters Covering Active Shooters, Hostage Takers, Etc.

Oct 23, 2019 in Education & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival
By: Calibre Press

As intense critical incidents play out you can bet cameras will be rolling, social media will be exploding and reporters will be swarming. Think back and it’s a safe bet you can remember a time when you watched - in real-time - terrified people, maybe even young students, streaming out of a building while tactical teams maneuvered to engage an active shooter. In essence, the pool of viewers, which could include the suspects themselves if they h... Full Article »

10 Tips: Opportunities to Make Your Officers Look Good

Oct 14, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Tips
By: Calibre Press

As we all know, the media is full of stories that cast a negative light on law enforcement agencies and officers. There seems to be no lack of information that can be used to that end. One thing to consider, however, is whether you’re taking proactive steps to help turn the lens toward a more positive view. Are you regularly feeding media outlets stories that hail positive police work, spotlight efforts to improve professional policing abilitie... Full Article »

Post-Shooting Tips to Ease the Aftermath

Oct 11, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Tips
By: Calibre Press

A shooting incident is extraordinarily tense in a multitude of ways. That tension doesn’t stop after the smoke clears. Here are a few things to keep in mind that can help reduce trauma after an OIS. Watch the little things that can make a big difference. In Chuck Remsberg's book, Blood Lessons, an officer-involved in a major traumatic incident shared what he felt was the most supportive thing a fellow officer did for him after his incident a... Full Article »

When it Goes Down in the Dark, Are You Ready?

Oct 07, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Tips & Training
By: Calibre Press

The majority of armed confrontations occur in low light conditions. Are you training for that reality? A presenter at a national training symposium appealed to trainers and rangemasters to ensure that their facilities are equipped for nighttime work and suggested that if necessary, they seek the use of alternative locations to be sure this training is possible. He went on to share how with just several extension cords, some low-cost clamp lights,... Full Article »

10 TIPS: For “Keeping it Together” After a Bad Call

Oct 01, 2019 in Education & Law Enforcement Today & Tips
By: Calibre Press

(Originally Featured on PoliceOne) If your tendency is to clam up after a rough day and to completely avoid work talk, consider changing your ways. The news is never lacking for some seriously horrendous incidents, from chilling incidents of child abuse to people killing their family members before killing themselves, to officers being assaulted and murdered. It goes on and on. What’s the common denominator in all of these incidents? Cops... Full Article »

The Calibre Report: 6 New Honorees Join LEO Hall of Fame

in Education & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & The Calibre Report & Training
By: Calibre Press

Amid a mix of emotion, celebration, humility, and pride, six new inductees were recently ushered into the National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame in lasting honor of their dedication to excellence in policing. A multi-state audience of more than 200 family, friends, colleagues, and law enforcement supporters witnessed the luncheon ceremony in a suburb of Toledo, OH, where the Hall of Fame was founded in 2017. The program was produced by ... Full Article »

Are you Making the Worst Decision of Your Life?

Sep 25, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Education & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By: Calibre Press

As made crystal clear in Calibre’s Street Survival II book, one of the most critical cardinal rules of officer survival is to wear your vest. Sounds obvious, but it’s a fact: Some officers don’t wear them. The list of justifications is long - and dangerous. “It’s uncomfortable.” “It’s too hot.” “I ride a desk so I don’t need a vest.” “I’m the Chief/Sheriff/Captain/Lieutenant. I’m not on the street anymore.” “I’... Full Article »

12 Steps to Being the 5%

Sep 23, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival
By: Calibre Press

What is it to be a part of the 5%? It’s an exceptional officer who is committed to outstanding performance on the job…and in life. It’s an officer who is motivated, proactive and dedicated to peak performance through a steady regime of training and education. It’s an officer who constantly pursues professional and personal improvement and proudly stands as a representation of the ideal in law enforcement. It’s the kind of of... Full Article »

JUST RELEASED: Dramatic footage of attack & disarming of deputy

Sep 06, 2019 in Uncategorized
By: Calibre Press

What are your training points? https://youtu.be/MGFY-133caA A San Bernardino Co. Sheriff’s deputy was beaten and disarmed this week after responding to a domestic call. Footage of the incident has just been released. The 21-year-old suspect, whose mother called the police to have him removed from her home, beat the deputy, seized her gun and opened fire as she ran for cover. The deputy was not hit but sustained non-life-threatening injuries... Full Article »

Happy Labor Day!

Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized
By: Calibre Press

From all of us at Calibre Press - Have a great, and safe, holiday!... Full Article »

Off-Duty & Retired Cop Carry Considerations

Aug 23, 2019 in Education & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival
By: Calibre Press

In the new training textbook, Street Survival II, published by Calibre Press, co-authors Chuck Remsberg, Lt. Dan Marcou and Lt. Jim Glennon share some important off-duty carry considerations for both active and retired officers. Here’s what they have to say: If you carry off duty, there are some critical realities to keep in mind. In most cases: - You don’t have a radio. - You don’t have immediate backup. - You’re not wearing ... Full Article »

Suicide By Cop: 15 warning signs that you might be involved

Aug 21, 2019 in Defensive Tactics & Education & Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Training
By: Calibre Press

One of the worst nightmares in law enforcement is a "suicide by cop" situation. These highly pressurized, seemingly no-win incidents threaten you tactically, emotionally and should the shooting end up in court -- and it likely will -- possibly even legally and professionally. Dr. Barry Perrou, Psy.D, a former crisis negotiation team commander, is a leading expert on the suicide by cop phenomenon. He served as a contributor to a book, "Suicide ... Full Article »

Podcast Features National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame

Aug 14, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Uncategorized
By: Calibre Press

Popular iHeart Radio personality, Fred LeFebvre, recently featured the new National Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in his Morning News Podcast. During an in-studio interview at WSPD studios in Toledo, LeFebvre spoke with original founders, Megan Stockburger, and Adam Davenport. Among other things, the interview focused on the organization’s partnership with Calibre Press. “After meeting Megan and Adam earlier this year and discussing t... Full Article »