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At LawOfficer.com, we believe in training hard, training safe and training often. For that reason, we place a strong emphasis on training content. We have some of the best and most reknowned law enforcement trainers on our team, and we're honored to be able to share their expertise with you.
Our trainers wrote hundreds of articles this year, but 10 of them seemed to resonate most with you.
The following are the Top 10 LawOfficer.com training articles of 2012. Even if you've already read them, we hope you'll revisit them.
Remember, the life you save may be your own. It may also be your fellow LEO’s, so please share these stories with them, as well.
10) Instilling Hesitancy: Kevin R. Davis shares why he thinks officers shouldn’t have to contemplate whether or not their agencies will support them if they do the right thing.
9) The Deployment of Pistol-Mounted Lights: Ken Good talks about why solid training reduces risks with and improves functionality of pistol mounted lights.
8) 10 Deadly Mistakes in Vehicle Operations: Travis Yates tells you what you need to know to avoid vehicle-related, line-of-duty deaths.
7) Officer Down: The Ben Kelly Incident: Although most officer safety training is devoted to developing tactical and physical skills, Brian McKenna explains why we must also focus on improving observation and decision-making skills.
6) Sit Down & Prepare to Defend Yourself! The Roswell (Ga.) Police Department teaches progressive firearms drills and exercises for ambush preparation.
5) Failure to Train: Laura L. Scarry answers the question: Can an agency be liable for failing to train its officers on a specific tool?
4) The Ross Jessop Incident, Revisited: Trainers who inspire fear in justified force incidents have blood on their hands, according to Lt. Jim Glennon.
3) Preparing for Ambush: R. K. Miller shares how trainers can take steps to prepare officers for this worst-case scenario.
2) Lessons by the Decades: The 1970s: The Newhall Incident: Some police tragedies are so big and so instructive that their age doesn’t reduce the importance of the lesson. Eric Dickinson reminds us of the Newhall incident, whose message is timeless.
and (drum roll please!) ...
1) Shape Up: Dave Grossi’s strategies for getting in and staying in top physical condition.
What was your favorite training article of 2012? Share it in the comments!