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Defense for the Full-Contact Officer, Part 1

By BJ Bourg

Officers should exercise economy of motion when executing blocking techniques, because blocks that utilize the least amount of moves are quicker to execute and more successful than blocks that utilize a number of steps.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Sep 2011)
 

Training to Win

By Jeff Dorfsman

Training is about quality, not quantity.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Managing Force Escalations

By Randy Means

In a regularly lengthening series of decisions, federal courts have held that the Constitution does not require officers to use the least amount of force possible in a given situation. It requires only that the force used be “reasonable.” While it would be difficult, and almost impossible, to create a list with all the measures that can be takes in every single scenario, still an officer who is prepared is less likely to use unreasonable force.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Defense Against Hair Pulls

By Tom Wetzel

Defensive tactics training by departments should try to expose officers to different types of attacks they may encounter, including defenses against hair pulls. Under stress, tactics against hair pulls will come in handy and help protect the officer from harm during a tour of duty.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order May 2011)
 

Training For Injury

By Tom Wetzel

If an officer is assaulted during a confrontation with a suspect, he may have to defend himself while impaired by injury. Training exercises which simulate possible injuries can help prepare officers for such situations.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Survive Injuries Until Backup Arrives

By Paul Shubinsky

Officers must incorporate injury treatment and the use of medical kits into regular training so that they know how to treat themselves in real-life stressful situations. Knowing how to dress wounds and stop bleeding until backup arrives can help officers survive common life-threatening injuries sustained in combat.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Training for Injury

By Tom Wetzel

Being prepared to protect yourself while injured should be part of every agency's training curriculum. This article discusses a series of exercises that can make a real difference for officers who must complete their mission while impaired by injury in some degree.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2010)
 

Securing the First Homefront

By Scott Oldham

Officers should pay special attention to making sure their homes and families are safe.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2010)
 

Michael Janich: The Way of the Knife

By William Harry Challans

Tools and weapons evolve throught the efforts of masters keen on improving performance and durability, mixed with the current available technologies and the knowledge, skills and imagination of the artists. Michael Janich is one of those artists--a "Master of the Blade."

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2009)
 

Upper-Body Strength for Women

By Matt Danielsson

Use specific excercises and lifts to even the playing field in upper body strength between officers.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2005)
 
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