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11 04 11, 2019

Urban warfare: clearing a house with live fire

2019-04-11T14:17:32+00:00

Written by Ellis Pines – April 11, 2019 Urban warfare: clearing a house with live fire. Military Live Fire – Series #1 In this series, we will explore best practices for the most realistic live-fire scenarios. Our first article discusses preparing for a common situation in urban warfare: clearing a house. Since the beginning of the [...]

Urban warfare: clearing a house with live fire 2019-04-11T14:17:32+00:00
9 04 9, 2019

Top 5 Considerations when Building a Gun Range

2019-04-09T13:30:31+00:00

Written by Michelle Henderson – April 9, 2019 Top 5 Considerations when Building a Gun Range. Shooting ranges present special challenges that need thoughtful planning and consideration. Before any realistic planning and design can begin, it must be determined what shooting activity will be conducted in the range. The use of an indoor range can vary [...]

Top 5 Considerations when Building a Gun Range 2019-04-09T13:30:31+00:00
5 04 5, 2019

Preparing for Split-Second, Critical Decisions.

2019-04-05T14:01:23+00:00

Written by Ellis Pines – April 4, 2019 “Lessons Learned” scenarios from Meggitt Training Systems go beyond de-escalation of force to give officers options in stressful situations. Most people, including police-academy recruits and rookies, find it hard to grasp use-of-force confrontations. Officers may enter a situation with little knowledge of the venue and personal dynamics. They [...]

Preparing for Split-Second, Critical Decisions. 2019-04-05T14:01:23+00:00
2 04 2, 2019

The Value of Realistic Scenario-Based Training: From Continuum to “Force Options”.

2019-04-02T13:42:59+00:00

Written by Ellis Pines – April 2, 2019 The Value of Realistic Scenario-Based Training: From Continuum to “Force Options” “Because it’s impossible for any continuum model to provide for an entire set of circumstances in each very unique situation, a ‘force options’ model is the optimal policy alternative.” Ed Flosi, M.S., Director, Training Shot Spotter, Inc.; [...]

The Value of Realistic Scenario-Based Training: From Continuum to “Force Options”. 2019-04-02T13:42:59+00:00
26 03 26, 2019

Attention all law enforcement trainers: There is now a fully-functioning, simulated training system you can take with you.

2019-03-25T13:48:14+00:00

Written by Michelle Henderson – March 26, 2019 Attention all law enforcement trainers: There is now a fully-functioning, simulated training system you can take with you. Imagine a lightweight, virtual training system that fits into a carrying case the size of a range bag, yet has all the innovative features and functions you expect from Meggitt [...]

Attention all law enforcement trainers: There is now a fully-functioning, simulated training system you can take with you. 2019-03-25T13:48:14+00:00
18 03 18, 2019

A better way to engage trainees

2019-03-18T14:17:54+00:00

Written by Michelle Henderson – March 18, 2019 A better way to engage trainees Lacking visual interest, typical paper targets can quickly lead to boredom, obviously something no range can dare afford. In contrast, the XWT ProImage™ projects images onto a paper target that involve the user in interactive situations. You have an option of diverse, [...]

A better way to engage trainees 2019-03-18T14:17:54+00:00
8 03 8, 2019

Bullet Traps and Terminal Ballistics

2019-03-08T15:14:47+00:00

Written by Michelle Henderson – Feb. 8, 2019 Bullet Traps and Terminal Ballistics Many users of bullet traps do not know what to expect from them. Under estimates and over estimates are common and both can prevent the best utilization of the traps. When particles of lead are found on the floor of a new [...]

Bullet Traps and Terminal Ballistics 2019-03-08T15:14:47+00:00
3 12 3, 2018

5 Values of virtual training for campus police and school resource officers

2018-12-03T21:55:20+00:00

by Written by Ellis Pines, November 25, 20185 values of virtual training for campus police and school resources officersThese values of virtual training presume that the campus police department or school resource officer unit consists of sworn, authorized police officers. Through training and testing, officers learn whether they behave effectively and correctly.VALUE #1: REALITY.Immerse school resource [...]

5 Values of virtual training for campus police and school resource officers 2018-12-03T21:55:20+00:00
18 10 18, 2018

National Law Enforcement Museum opens in Washington

2018-10-18T18:57:30+00:00

by Tom Jackman, The Washington Post 10/11/18 National Law Enforcement Museum opens in Washington Absorbing interactive exhibits combine with history and light touches of controversy. Into the chasm of tension between citizens, who feel besieged by police, and law enforcement agencies, who feel embattled by protesters and the news media, steps the National Law Enforcement Museum [...]

National Law Enforcement Museum opens in Washington 2018-10-18T18:57:30+00:00
24 04 24, 2018

Training the School Resource Officers

2018-04-24T20:35:00+00:00

by Michelle Henderson 4/24/18 Training the School Resource Officer: Responding to the Worst-Case Scenarios in Seconds School-based law enforcement, known best as School Resource Officers (SROs), typically must play a “triad” of adult roles: counselor and teacher as well as cop. Yet in a moment of unexpected violence, they must shift from the nurturing and [...]

Training the School Resource Officers 2018-04-24T20:35:00+00:00
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