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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 »


Apr 12, 2019 in Uncategorized
By Crawford Coates

Notice: As the publisher at Calibre Press, I like to be able to stand by all that we do and say. Unfortunately, sometimes I get it wrong, as was the case for the article entitled "In a World of Active Shooters: A Personal Experience."  After reviewing the article with the Aurora, Ill., PD, some of the facts provided to our author by a third party didn't add up. I regret the error and wish to apologize to the Aurora PD and community for publishi... Full Article »

Fit For Duty

Apr 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

[Publisher's Note: The following is an excerpt from Calibre Press' latest book, Mindful Responder. It is available now on Kindle and will be out in print in the next few weeks.] Some call us ‘occupational athletes.’ That word, athlete, others will say involves competition, and so they claim that’s not part of first response. But that’s not true, I think. You’re always up against the clock as a first responder. We’re competing for our... Full Article »

The Black Hole of Leadership

Aug 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

One of the critical points in a leader’s tenure is when he or she first goes into a new position. Because of the nature of change and the uneasiness that accompanies it, all eyes fall on the new leader. As people, we quickly become anxious and start to speculate about what the new leader may change, who else may be promoted, or what the cause of the change will be. The way a new leader handles themselves in these first days sets the tone and ex... Full Article »

The New Normal

Jul 02, 2018 in Uncategorized
By Jeff Shannon

For at least a half-century now, Americans have had a seemingly insatiable appetite for movies and television shows depicting the stereotypically angry, jaded, isolated, alcoholic, divorced cop. And yet, as riveting as these characters can be, no one in their right mind would choose to trade places with them in real life. When law enforcement officers are at social events or talking to loved ones the question often comes up, “So, how realistic ... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Bicyclist Fires on Officer, Flees

Dec 06, 2017 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

From Leesburg (Fla.) Police Officer Travonte Kitchen was patrolling Monday night, along U.S. Highway 441, when he saw a man riding his bike with no tail light. When he tried to pull over the bicyclist and talk to him, things turned violent.  In dashboard camera video taken from Officer Kitchen's patrol car, authorities say you can see the suspect fire a gun at the officer's direction. "The officer immediately returned fire and... Full Article »

WEBCAST: A Rational Approach to Incorporating De-Escalation into Policy

Sep 20, 2017 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

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DASHCAM: Officer Struck by Crossfire in Fatal OIS

Aug 23, 2017 in Law Enforcement Today & Training & Uncategorized & Video
By Calibre Press

From After reviewing evidence and items in an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead and another officer shot, the Saginaw County Prosecutor's Office has found no criminal wrongdoing occurred. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, dash-cam video of the events leading up to the shooting was released by the prosecutor's office. A police officer in Saginaw Township just after 1:30 p.m. on July 19, arrested Farhad ... Full Article »

Artie’s Daughter

Aug 22, 2017 in Uncategorized
By Dave Grossi

Artie Belcher was two things: the best cop on the PD and the worst cop on the PD. Artie was a moralist. There was “right” and there was “wrong.” There was “justice,” and then there was “Artie’s Law.” The most important things to Artie (next to his back up gun) were his family: his wife, his two daughters and his one son. Artie’s sense of family values would make Dan Quayle blush. Men were men. Women were women, and little gi... Full Article »

VIDEO: Multiple Angles of Utah OIS

Apr 05, 2017 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

The officer involved shooting happened in February in Roy, Utah. According to police, two of their officers were called to the scene on reports of a trespassing. According to a press statement, police says the officers arrived to the location and became involved in a struggle with 38-year-old Nicolas Sanchez. Police says during this struggle, Sanchez pulled a gun and officers shot  him in self-defense. No officers were harmed. Accord... Full Article »

Blauer: Gang Officers Fight for Life

Feb 16, 2017 in Uncategorized
By Tony Blauer

This video is one every first responder should watch. It's natural for anyone watching CCTV, body- or dashcam, or, in this case, television footage, to reverse engineer what "reality" we see. We look at it, not from the "unconscious bias" point of view, but from a place of analysis/research: What can we learn? What can we do better? How do we enhance survivability? Here are some of my thoughts. First off, what were the people recordi... Full Article »

Final Tour: A Deadly Summer Continues

Sep 01, 2016 in Uncategorized
By Dale Stockton

Ten officers were lost during the month of August, exactly half the loss that was sustained in July. Five officers were lost to gunfire and five died in vehicle-related incidents. The loss of these officers brings the total loss for 2016 to 79. Now eight months into the year, we’re 7% lower than this same time last year. Thirty-seven officers have died as the result of assailant gunfire during 2016, with more than one third (13) of them happen... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest

Aug 31, 2016 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Timothy Thomas, 25, is accused of firing a gun at Deputy Joshua Gordon on Oct. 24, following a chase on Stock Island. Deputies had been searching for Thomas in connection with a robbery. The deputy was shot in the chest as he tried to apprehend Thomas. Authorities said Gordon was wearing a bulletproof vest and wasn't injured. Source: Dashcam Video Captures Dramatic Shootout Between Florida Keys Deputy... Full Article »

VIDEO: Deadly Firefight in Jail Parking Lot

Jul 26, 2016 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press reports: The two Cleveland Metroparks rangers who shot and killed a 33-year-old man at the Justice Center were justified in using deadly force, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said Monday. McGinty cleared rangers Chelsea McLellan and Kyle Schultz of wrongdoing in the Dec. 8, 2015 death of Derek Stokes, he said in a letter released to media. Stokes - who was under arrest at the time - brandished a gun and fired at the... Full Article »

Statistically, Basically: We Never Use Deadly Force

Jul 12, 2016 in Uncategorized
By Jim Glennon

I’ve been studying stats for quite a while. No dataset is perfect, and even raw data can reflect bias in the way that it was collected, so I try to diversify my sources. There's the FBI, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the CDC (Center for Disease Control), for example. Among popular media there are stats to be found too: from the Huffington Post to the Washington Post and the Guardian. The media love stats—especially when they compor... Full Article »

To Those Who Feel My Life Does Not Matter

Jul 08, 2016 in Uncategorized

Over the last 12 years in law enforcement, one thing has become abundantly clear: My life does not matter. Every once in a while someone will thank me for my service, but that is few and far between. When I am home with my family I am important and needed, but as soon as I put on that uniform and badge and walk out the door a transformation takes place. When I show up on a domestic call, my life does not matter. I do not matter to the husband... Full Article »

Stay Vigilant!

Jun 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

Las Vegas, Nev.: Two officers were murdered while eating lunch in June 2014. Two NYPD Officers were murdered while sitting their squad car in December 2014. Two months prior to that another group of NYPD officers were attacked by a man with a hatchet. In the town of New Hope, Minn., a group of officers were fired upon after leaving a city council meeting. Two were injured and the gunman was killed. Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth from the Harris Co... Full Article »

DASHCAM: Carjacker’s Hood Pops Open During Crazy Pursuit in Seattle

Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

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VIDEO: Cell Phone Footage from Orlando Massacre

Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized
By Calibre Press

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Final Tour: May 2016

Jun 02, 2016 in Uncategorized
By Dale Stockton

Seven officers died in the line of duty during the month of May, bringing the total loss for 2016 to 39. Although the loss of these officers was the ultimate tragedy for their families and agencies, May has historically been much deadlier for law enforcement. Ironically, the same month we pause to honor our fallen has often seen the highest level of loss. In both 2013 and 2014, May was the deadliest month during the entire year. In 2015, May was... Full Article »

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