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The Dangers We Control

Jul 15, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
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To me, the best part of being a police officer was being a beat cop. A lot of people look down on long-tenured patrol officers, but we never tell stories about that one day on a cushy assignment when got to go home early. No, the best cop stories happen on night shifts, or insanely busy weekends, or running to a hot call, lights flashing, sirens blaring, half your squad at your back as you all roll towards danger. That’s patrol for me. My curr... Full Article »

Organizational Leadership: A Comparative Look

Jul 12, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By Guy Quaintance

Many of the readers of this article will have something in common: We drive. It’s that commonality that I am banking on to express my understanding of a huge topic, organizational leadership. If you own or operate a vehicle or a large piece of equipment with multiple systems, you should be able to relate. I remember my first car. It was a 1978 Buick Skylark with a 3.8-liter V6 engine and an automatic transmission. It wasn’t anything fancier ... Full Article »

All-American Cops

Jul 11, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By John Patston

“Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door/Jump right out and count to four!” It’s really just as easy as the words in this cadence make it seem. Although I must say, before each one of my jumps, my heart was sprinting and my body was hurting. I just wanted to get out of the plane so I could get that parachute off my back, and my dangling rucksack off and out from the front of my legs. Jumping all those years ago in the dark skies over h... Full Article »

VIDEO: Football Player vs. Cop

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

Malik McDowell is 6'6'' tall and he weighs 300 lbs. He played football for Michigan State and was a 2nd round draft pick for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017. He was stopped for speeding and erratic driving in February by a police officer purported to be 5'5'' and 5'7'', weighing between 150 - 170 lbs. by some reports. McDowell is easily a foot taller and over 100 plus pounds heavier than the Lathrop, Michigan police officer who pulled him ove... Full Article »

VIDEO: Police Shoot Escapee during Domestic Call

Jul 09, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by the Gazette:  Two Colorado Springs police officers will not face charges in the fatal shooting of a man in April while investigating a reported assault, the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Officers Colton Graham and Thomas Walling were justified in using deadly force because they believed Jonathan Patzel, 29, was going to attack them, the DA’s Office said. State law allows officers to use deadly f... Full Article »

Are You Ready?

Jul 09, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
By Sam DiGiovanna

You’re at the station or on patrol and suddenly the building or ground begins to shake. You duck, cover, and hold (hopefully). After what seems to be an eternity (actually just 5 seconds), the shaking finally subsides. The pre-alert tones activate, and dispatch advises we are in “earthquake mode.” Are you prepared?  Just as we train and follow policy for fire suppression and life safety duties, we train for disasters, both natural and man... Full Article »

10 Non-Verbals All Officers Should Be Able to Recognize & Interpret

Jul 05, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Calibre Press

[Note: The following information is taken from the new training textbook, Street Survival II. ILEETA members will receive a 10% discount on this title if you use the code: ILEETA10 at check out. To order, click here.] When it comes to securing and maintaining your tactical advantage, the ability to recognize and interpret non-verbal communication when dealing with potentially troublesome subjects can be one of the most powerful officer safety ... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer Stabbed with Screwdriver

Jul 03, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

From Cleveland19.com: The Sugarcreek police officer stabbed with a screwdriver Wednesday is in stable condition in the ICU at Akron General Hospital. Sugarcreek police said Captain Brian Dalton was attacked by a truck driver around 10 a.m. in the 100 block of 2nd NW, near the feed building at TMK Farm Service. Dalton then shot and killed the truck driver. The truck driver’s name has not been released yet. Dalton has been a police officer s... Full Article »

The Dissatisfied Officer

Jul 03, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Training
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Job satisfaction, or lack thereof, ranks among one of the most commonly discussed topics in law enforcement. If an officer is unhappy on the job, the key question is why? Certainly there are plenty of academic studies on this topic, most of which cite issues that can have an impact on an officer’s state of mind such as work/life balance, the inherent stress of the job, emotional and physical challenges, their level of ability to navigate “off... Full Article »

The Wounded Blue: Never Forgotten, Never Alone

Jul 03, 2019 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol
By Crawford Coates

“My foremost goal as a filmmaker is to continue to tell impactful stories that shed a positive light on the law enforcement community,” says filmmaker Jason Harney. He’s been a movie buff for as long as he can remember. But that didn’t stop him from enjoying a full career at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department—as an FTO, detective, field training sergeant, among many roles there. In the 1990s he started, as he puts it, “han... Full Article »

VIDEO: Man Attacks Officer, Grabs His Gun

Jul 02, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

Athens-Clarke County, Ga.: “Just do it!”  That’s what Aaron Hong, 23, screamed at two police officers as he advanced on them while clutching a knife. The fatal shooting happened Monday after officers responded to multiple calls concerning a man holding a knife, acting “erratically” and covered in blood. The officers drew their sidearms and told Hong over 30 times to drop the knife as they backed away from his aggressive advance.  Eve... Full Article »

VIDEO: Deputy Dragged, Shoots at SUV Driver

Jul 01, 2019 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

As reported by ClickOrlando.com: A man who ran from authorities during a traffic stop Saturday has been arrested, investigators said. Rocky Money Rudolph Jr., 38, now faces charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement official and aggravated assault after he dragged a Seminole County deputy toward I-4. Deputies arrested Rudolph after he was found inside a car driving along Lake Mary Boulevard around 5 p.m. Deputies say they believe the ca... Full Article »

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 »

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