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Is “Hero” Too Strong a Word?

Dec 15, 2020 in Uncategorized
By: Scott Buhrmaster

If You Think So, You’re Out of Your Mind.A Christmas concert outside a Manhattan church this week ended in an encore of gunfire when a gunman with a lengthy criminal record, brandishing two semi-autos—one in each hand—and carrying a backpack with a can of gasoline, rope, wire, tape, knives and a Bible inside, began firing rounds, sending terrified concertgoers scrambling to get out of range or find some kind of cover.One elderly man... Full Article »

How Many Flat Tires Are Worth an Officer’s Life?

Apr 27, 2020 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By: Scott Buhrmaster

Since the development of the tire deployment device (TDD), not a year has passed without the loss or serious injury of officers involved with their use—be it preparing for deployment, executing deployment, or post-deployment retrieval. Already, after just four months, 2020 has proven to be no different. These tragedies should make us rethink how we end high speed chases. Before diving into this subject, I will admit that in my younger years I, ... Full Article »

Watch “Lockdown Leadership” – a free Webinar from Calibre Press

Apr 20, 2020 in Uncategorized
By: Scott Buhrmaster

Recently, Calibre Press hosted a widely popular one-hour Webinar titled, “Lockdown Leadership: Evolving Issues That Impact Safety, Morale & Public Confidence.” More than 4,000 officers registered for the program, which featured Calibre Press’s Jim Glennon and a team of three Chiefs of Police who also instruct for Calibre.The recording is now posted for viewing. Click here to watch.In this video you’ll our powerhouse team will ... Full Article »

Autism & Wandering: What Cops Need to Know

Apr 17, 2020 in Uncategorized
By: Scott Buhrmaster

Recent stats from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that autism rates in children grew 10% from 2016 to 2018, currently standing at 1/54 children. A unique and challenging characteristic of autism is wandering, commonly known as “fleeing,” “bolting” or “eloping” events -- similar to what are known as “wandering events” in the Alzheimer’s community.For reasons not entirely known, roughly half of children with autism ... Full Article »

Calibre Press Update

Apr 06, 2020 in Calibre Corner
By: Scott Buhrmaster

Listen as Calibre Press CEO Scott Buhrmaster gives an update on new resources we're offering now and an exciting new Calibre Press Video Training Division launch coming very soon.  ... Full Article »

Cops Face Challenges – It’s What They Do

Oct 16, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today
By: Scott Buhrmaster

Back in 2008, on the milestone of my being involved in the law enforcement training community for 20 years, I was asked to craft a retrospective for one of the leading national police publications. Interestingly, as I now stand at my 30th year of having the honor of working with and for officers like you, I just happened to stumble on that piece.After reading it, 10 years later, it struck me that time hasn’t changed a thing as far as what I... Full Article »