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Inside the Fishbowl

Jan 06, 2015 in Driving & Roadway & Patrol
By Scott Hughes

Being inside a marked police car is often compared to a fish bowl: we’re behind glass in the public eye. This visibility makes police officers in their patrol vehicles easy targets for those wishing to cause us harm. 2014 was another tragic year for American law enforcement, with 118 officers killed in the line of duty and many more injured. Some of these attacks were launched on unsuspecting officers who were simply sitting in their police car... Full Article »

Handcuffing: The Lost Art?

Nov 12, 2014 in Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol
By Dave Grossi

When you really think about it and analyze it from a control standpoint, handcuffs are the one force tool we probably use more than any other. I’d estimate that almost 100% of arrestees are handcuffed when taken into custody. And they should be. One of the biggest mistakes cops make is not cuffing every arrestee properly (i.e., behind the back). It’s also the one force tool that we train with the least. Very few agencies require retraining o... Full Article »

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