"The Police Training Commission sets standards (not always the most realistic standards) for qualification courses in Maryland. While agencies can design their own courses of fire, they must conform to MPTC requirements which include at least a…"
"Our primary issue is the SIG 226. Many of our officers have Streamlight TLR-1's attached to their weapon. We mandate that officers with pistol-mounted lights use holsters that will fit the gun with light attached. We…"
"Good article with many valid points. Perhaps the biggest issue you address is taser dependence. I hope we've beaten it out of our officers, but I frequently see officers on various reality cop shows running about with a taser in…"
"I'd consider it a hostage/barricade situation. In most cases, active shooters shoot, they don't talk.
There is an admitted risk, however. Had the suspect been a better shot, he might have killed several people before…"
"I use a Surefire M500 on my patrol rifle. I love the switching system and navigation lights, but find it does not produce a tremendous amount of light for the weight and profile of the system.
I would definitely add optics to your…"
"We switched from ten codes to plain English several years ago. We did retain one ten code indicating stolen/wanted.
Before MDT's were installed, many county officers would run data checks on our city channel. Our dispatchers were generally…"
"This would be a great discussion to post in the group "Body Armor." If you have any questions or want to share some knowledge I would encourage you to join the group and help populate the discussion boards (and start some of your…"
"Twenty violations? I'm going to have to watch the end of the movie again and see how many I can find.
On an unrelated note, I'm seeking a training venue which will support training officers to leap from a bridge onto the roof of a moving…"