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Control the Hall Control the Floor

In close quarter battle (CQB) the standard practice with regards to hallways with most U.S military, standard operating procedures (SOPs) is to treat halls very much the same as linear danger areas. Those danger areas should be crossed and entered only when you have to, and at your own risk! One reason for this is… read more »

WWDLD? (What Would Dave Landis Do?)

Matt asked me to start a series of short articles on leadership, and specifically leadership in the law enforcement world. Frankly, some of the issues are unique to the field, but mostly quality leadership is quality leadership. My first SGT after getting off of FTO (Field Training) status as a young rookie copper was Dave… read more »

B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL Now in FDE

November 22, 2017 (Redmond, WA) B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. has now released the Flat Dark Earth (FDE) version of its Modular Advanced Weapon Laser (MAWL), just in time for the holiday season. It has the same specifications, ergonomics, and modularity as the standard MAWL, and at the same price. All models of the MAWL™, including the MAWL-DA, MAWL-CLAD, and MAWL-C1+… read more »

What 15 Months of Sergeanting Taught Me About Leadership

When I was promoted to Police Sergeant, I was a 10-year cop who didn’t have a burning desire to get promoted.  I liked being a working cop. As a competitive person, I saw the promotion process as an opportunity to compete against others without thinking I would actually finish at the top of the list. … read more »

Law Enforcement Use of Government Surplus

Recently, President Trump repealed the Obama executive order that restricted the government surplus that law enforcement agencies are allowed to use. There naturally has been an uptick on posts on FB and forums across the net, as well as here. This post is a little background and perspective on that equipment from someone that’s been… read more »

Semper Paratus Arms AR-15 Armorer Course AAR

Semper Paratus Arms 2 Day Armorer Course www.semperparatusarms.com May 16/17, 2017 Greater Seattle, WA area Instructor: William Larson   I had seen the announcement for this course by watching Will Larson’s company’s posts on Facebook.   https://www.facebook.com/SemperParatusArms/   I was paying attention to this and was in the process of fitting it into my schedule… read more »

Law Enforcement Emotional Survival

Every LEO, whether a rookie or a 30-year veteran, needs to learn emotional survival and how to prioritize their life. I wasn’t exposed to the concept until 14 years into a career and 15 years into a marriage. My career flourished and slowly over time my personal relationships suffered. When I first got to Philadelphia… read more »

Legal Aspects of Warrant Service with NVG

One of the things I like best about being a travelling instructor is meeting cops from all over the place and talking about the similarities in the job regardless of jurisdiction. Some of the similarities are funny; like nobody has ever owned the pants they were wearing when dope is found in the pockets, “These… read more »

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