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“Feeding The Animals”: 10 Tips For Winning With The Media After An OIS

At the latest ILEETA training conference, Rick Rosenthal, a veteran TV news anchor who’s now a law enforcement consultant, delivered some mixed metaphors you might find comforting as you contemplate the possibility of an OIS in your jurisdiction and the publicity firestorm that may well ignite in its aftermath. The media are not the bone-crushing,...
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New Study Shines A Revealing Light On Police Injuries

A groundbreaking pilot study of more than 9,700 officers, aimed at determining whether it’s feasible to establish a national reporting system for police injuries, has revealed a wealth of intriguing facts about LEOs hurt on duty. Among the highlights: Training exercises were second only to making an arrest as the activity most often engaged in...
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Doubts Raised About Certain Reaction-Time Training Exercises

Are some training exercises that focus on reaction time unintentionally compromising officer safety on the street? Two instructors raised that concern recently in separate presentations at the annual conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Assn. (ILEETA). Larry Hahn, a certified Force Science Analyst, told of detecting what seem to be unnaturally slow...
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Force Science Seeks Answers To Sudden Vehicle Stop Attacks

Field research on a groundbreaking new study on vehicle stop safety has been completed by the Force Science Institute, with specific pointers on how officers can better protect themselves from sudden shooting attacks expected by the end of summer. Using 94 officers from 17 agencies, the research team conducted a series of test scenarios across...
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As Police Deaths Mount, What Can You Do Now To Stay Safe?

It’s a bloody year for cops so far. At the end of June, total duty-related fatalities in the U.S. are up 8% compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary figures from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Officer murders from gunfire are spiking an alarming 38% increase. If trends hold through...
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OIS Survivors Gain Unexpected “Therapeutic” Rewards From Skilled Investigative Interviews

Researchers are beginning to realize that there’s an unexpected benefit when investigators conduct skillful interviews of officers who’ve survived shootings and other life-threatening encounters. In addition to eliciting more and better information, good questioning techniques tend to ease the emotional after-burn that many officers experience in the wake of traumatic events and leave survivors with...
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First Results From Ongoing Survey Of Officers Who Survive Wounds

The first small sample of “near-miss” reports about officers who survived potentially fatal injuries has been reviewed by the VALOR Project—with some surprises emerging. VALOR (Violence Against Law Officer Research) is the umbrella name for a variety of ongoing studies by Dr. Matt Sztajnkrycer, seeking to improve on-scene casualty care for wounded LEOs. Sztajnkrycer is...
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New Survey Exposes “Disturbing” Shortcomings In Firearms Training + New Document Helps Prevent Conflicts In Multi-Agency OIS Probes

A “national snapshot” of in-service firearms training for municipal and county LEOs raises grave “concerns about how prepared many police officers are” for winning life-threatening encounters, according to a new report from a respected university researcher. The report also highlights post-shooting practices in many agencies that are hampering trainers’ efforts to improve their programs. After...
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Wounded But Alive? You Can Help With New Effort To Save Cops’ Lives

When you or fellow officers survive a “near-miss” incident—one that could have been fatal—Dr. Matt Sztajnkrycer wants to hear from you. You can reach him through a unique website he has just launched: www.valorproject.org. There, regardless of where you live in the world, you can contribute confidentially to an ambitious, ongoing research study designed to...
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Could More Wounded Cops Be Saved With Police-Specific Combat Care?

A study of “preventable” deaths among LEOs wounded in felonious attacks suggests that a new protocol for emergency “combat care” designed specifically for law enforcement may be necessary to augment the military model currently emphasized in police circles. “Potentially fatal wounds suffered by cops tend to be different from those suffered by soldiers,” says Dr....
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