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Stances for the Full Contact Officer

By BJ Bourg

No matter how big and strong you are, you can be at a fighting disadvantage if you’re not standing the right way. Here are two stances you should always be practicing while on duty.

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

Supreme Court Approves “Police-created” Exigencies

By Randy Means

In May 2011, the Supreme Court fi nally answered a question that has troubled lower courts for years: May police enter a house without a search warrant under the exigent circumstances exception to the warrant requirement when police decisions and conduct create the exigent circumstances?

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

K-9 and Swat Training Together

By Jim Weiss

Looking for a way to increase safety during tracking searches, the Clearwater Police Department decided to implement training between its SWAT team and K-9 unit. Using the classroom as well as field scenarios, the teams learned to work together better than before.

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

NTOA's Annual CNT Conference

 

This year marks the 11th annual Crisis Negotiations Conference held by the National Tactical Officers Association. Each year’s conference provides a greater roster of talented and experienced speakers, and this year will be no different. Here is a review of last year’s CNT conference and the topics addressed by many of the speakers.

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

North Carolina criminal justice takes data sharing to new level: Integrated offender information application to save time, money and lives

By Candy Phelps

Criminal justice professionals in North Carolina are saying goodbye to the virtual labyrinth that once contained the state’s offender records and ushering in a new age of state-of-the-art records management.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2010)
 

Omaha Police advance investigations with video forensics grant

 

As the largest city in Nebraska, Omaha is also the 40th largest city in the United States, with a population approaching 500,000 residents across an area of about 120 square miles. One recent technology adoption by Omaha Police was the deployment of the VideoFOCUS Pro video forensics system from Salient Stills.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT Nov/Dec 2010)
 

Assure Legal Validity of the Core Transaction

By Randy Means

For a use of force to be considered reasonable, the core transaction which spurs the use of force must be legally valid. Officers must understand the legal environments surrounding situations of officer-citizen contact to know what amount of force, if any, is permissible. The three primary types of transaction are voluntary contact, investigative detention and arrest.

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

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)
 

Less-Lethal Options, Part 4

By Darin Dowe

This is the final article in a four-part series discussing less-lethal options and considerations regarding less-lethal technology. It is important for officers to recognize, treat and document physiological effects on recipients of less-lethal force. It is also critical that PIOs be educated in less-lethal options so as to properly convey instances of their use to the media.

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

Interoperability between public safety agencies and keeping the community informed: a new approach

By Tom Steele

The purpose of this article is to discuss the current state-of-the-art of text messaging opportunities for public safety agencies.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT May/Jun 2010)
 
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