Archive for the Training Tips Category


Losing a Case in Court, Not to Worry

New officers take their jobs very seriously. I mean, very, very seriously. As time goes on and experience and reality set in this seriousness lessens. Not that an experienced officer isn’t serious about the job it is just that writing traffic tickets aren’t a big deal anymore and losing court cases do bother us as much. In the early years of my career I remember getting very upset if one of my traffic tickets was thrown out or if I lost a trial on one, probably because the goofball judge knew their attorney if they had one. If the person who got off looked at me and gave me a sneering smile as if they got one on me I got angry …Read more […..]

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Man fires 28 times at Troopers

A man shoots at New York State Police 28 times, in an incident caught by a dashboard camera in a trooper’s car. He pulled out an assault rifle during a traffic stop while riding in a cab. Police do not expect the man to survive. Wonder where the cab driver is! Video of the incident is HERE.

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Don't Jump To Conclusions…..Watch The Video First Then Read The Article

Watch the video and what do you see! Officers ordering the suspect to put the gun down and it appears he is complying and then shot! Is that what you see? Want to know what it is like to work the streets and what you face? Watch the video again and watch the suspects right hand while he places the weapon down with his left hand! What you don’t see, but the officer behind the suspect does see is the suspect pulling a hidden handgun from his rear pants with his right hand. Just a reminder, what you think you see at first does not always tell the truth. Watch it again, and again and learn! Jim Lyles! DEPUTY UNITED STATES …Read more […..]

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Learn From This True Story

On January 22nd, 2008 Cpl. Lancen Shipman of the Moss Point, Mississippi Police Department was nearly at the end of a 12 hour shift when, at 4:40 PM he attempted to stop a 2004 Nissan Sentra as it exited a neighborhood known for high crime and drug activity. A pursuit began with speeds reaching nearly 100 mph on the streets of the predominantly low income community of 15,000 people. The chase ended in the back parking lot of the Jackson County Civic Action Building on Jefferson Street when the driver stopped the car and fled on foot. The male driver, later identified as 27-year-old Ricky Powell, was 5’ 9” 300 pounds of …Read more […..]

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New Findings from FBI About Cop Attackers & Their Weapons

NEW FINDINGS FROM FBI ABOUT COP ATTACKERS & THEIR WEAPONSNew findings on how offenders train with, carry and deploy the weapons they use to attack police officers have emerged in a just-published, 5-year study by the FBI.Among other things, the data reveal that most would-be cop killers:–show signs of being armed that officers miss;–have more experience using deadly force in “street combat” than their intended victims;–practice with firearms more often and shoot more accurately;–have no hesitation whatsoever about pulling the trigger. “If you hesitate,” one told the study’s researchers, “you’re dead. …Read more […..]

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A True Lesson Learned During My Probation

This is about my first real lesson learned while I was on probation at Northlake Police Department. Rookies take heed…Now, when an officer passes FTO and is set on their own it is very exciting and “freeing.” You are free to pursue criminals and respond to calls in your own style. Even though you may be on your own, much still rides on the other officers you work as well as supervisors. When I was a rookie, my FTO and a couple other fine and trustworthy officers advised me to find an officer or two that I trusted and only confide in them matters that could jeopardize my job/career. I should not trust everyone–boy is this …Read more […..]

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Career physical fitness standards

By Ralph Mroz A vigorously discussed subject in police circles a decade ago was that of career physical fitness standards for police officers. The subject seemed to fall off the radar following the terrorist attacks on September 11th and the plethora of new law enforcement topics and concerns that resulted from them. Nonetheless, the idea stayed alive, with more agencies placing a premium (literally, with monetary bonuses) on physical fitness, and with high-profile stories about agency heads insisting that their officers be fit (LAPD, Chicago and Winter Haven, FL for example). There are arguments for and argument against career …Read more […..]

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