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Perception & Reality: Bodycams

Apr 19, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training
By Scott Hughes

[Editor’s Note: In an exclusive interview with Calibre Press Instructor Scott Hughes, Officer Jesse Kidder recounts coming face-to-face with a double homicide suspect near Cincinnati.]At approximately 8pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015, Officer Jesse Kidder of the New Richmond, Ohio, police department was alerted by his dispatch center of a homicide suspect who had fled in a vehicle from investigators moments earlier in an adjacent county. Off... Full Article »

Who Gets to Watch Video When?

Apr 07, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership
By Jim Glennon

[caption id="attachment_4854" align="alignright" width="175"] TAKE THE POLL![/caption]For 35 years now Calibre Press has believed that the most effective training begins with the dealing of reality. The Street Survival Seminars and other Calibre Press classes constantly use video as a way to engage the audience and incite discussion and assessment. On occasion people have balked at its use: It's too graphic, sensationalized or gratuitous, the... Full Article »

VIDEO: Taunts Filmed during Arrest

Mar 23, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Jim Glennon

So what’s it like to try and take physical control over another human being? Arrest, control, isolate and handcuff someone who doesn’t want to be subjected to any of those?It ain’t easy. (If you don't believe me, watch the video below.)Watching the two hands of one person, being aware of elbows, knees and feet moving aggressively and quickly towards a vital organ, and recognizing how a head can be used as a weapon in the blink of an... Full Article »

VIDEO: Ohio Trooper attacked on Greyhound

Mar 10, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

The bus driver, concerned about a passenger's aggressive and erratic behavior, pulled to the side of the interstate between Columbus and Cleveland and summoned police. As Trooper Tressa Winans began to speak with the agitated woman at the front of the bus, the trooper is suddenly attacked and the fight spilled out onto the roadside.With help from the driver and a passenger, Trooper Winans was pulled from the attack. The alleged attacker, Ant... Full Article »

LAPD Skid Row Shooting

Mar 04, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Leadership & Officer Safety & Survival
By Jim Glennon

“LAPD shoots homeless man!” The video went viral. Opinions and solutions to the obvious problem of police shooting poor homeless people were offered by everyone.“Body cameras! That would stop these types of senseless killings.”“Body Cameras” is once again the rallying cry by virtually everyone from every venue.All seem to agree that equipping police officers with body cams will end the debates about whether force used was ... Full Article »

VIDEO: LAPD Skid Row Shooting

Mar 02, 2015 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

After officers responded to reports of a robbery around noon Sunday, "the suspect began fighting and physically resisting the officers' attempts to take him into custody," the Los Angeles Police Department says. The department says a Taser did not subdue the man, who continued to fight. He then fell to the ground.According to the LAPD: "While on the ground, the suspect and officers struggled over one of the officer's handguns and then an off... Full Article »

VIDEO: Known Criminal Refuses to Comply

Feb 25, 2015 in Officer Safety & Survival & Patrol & Training & Video
By Calibre Press

Certain behaviors at traffic stops are dead giveaways. You know them: leaving the car on, getting out of the car without prompting, stalling, fidgeting and so forth. In this case it's even more apparent. Watch as the officers, knowing the criminal history of this driver, struggle with a complex and rapidly evolving traffic stop, involving not just the suspect, but a small child and woman in the car. The stress is evident. Stay safe out there!... Full Article »

VIDEO: Officer Charged With Assault

Feb 15, 2015 in Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

A Madison, Ala., police officer has been charged with the third-degree assault of Sureshbhai Patel.Police Chief Larry Muncey has said officer Eric Parker's actions were not in line with the Madison Police Department standards, and he will be recommending Parker's immediate termination."I sincerely apologize to Mr. Patel, Mr. Patel's family, and our community," Muncey said at a press conference Thursday."This is an excellent video ... Full Article »

VIDEO: Chase Becomes Deadly

Feb 13, 2015 in Fitness & Health & Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

Evansville, Ind., PD released footage of 29-year old Cornelius Ratliff being chased and arrested after he fleeing a traffic stop. During the chase, Ratliff pulled a handgun on the pursuing officer and tried to fire it, but forgot to turn the safety off. He was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for numerous charges stemming from the March 17, 2014, incident.... Full Article »

Video: Charging Man with Knife Shot

Feb 09, 2015 in Defensive Tactics & Law Enforcement Today & Video
By Calibre Press

A 40-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday after he charged officers with a knife outside of the Springettsbury Township Kmart, said township police Chief Thomas Hyers.Officers were called by Kmart security just before 7 p.m. Saturday for a retail theft involving the man, whose name was not released Saturday night, Hyers said.The man didn't respond to the stun gun and made "aggressive moves" with the knife toward the officers and ... Full Article »

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