law enforcement

Gear & Equipment (Stuff that helps us accomplish the mission)

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Recently, President Trump repealed the Obama executive order that restricted the government surplus that law enforcement agencies are allowed to use.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 »

Terror, Violence, and The Modern Police Officer

The war on terror sparked on September 11th, 2001. When the U.S. was attacked on its own soil it opened eyes of police forces to upgrade equipment prior to becoming a liability to save lives of citizens and LE in an armed conflict. The public expects law enforcement to intercede in armed conflicts and stop… read more »


Credit is typically given to Clausewitz for the modern principals of war. I will attempt to break these down as they relate to LE SWAT missions. I did not invent them obviously, but I was exposed as a Sergeant in the Army and during my SWAT career by such prevalent experts as Sid Heal, and… read more »

AAR – Vehicle Close Quarters Battle Instructor with William Petty

Class: Vehicle Close Quarters Battle (VCQB) Instructor Instructor: William Petty Location: 88 Tactical Lodge Tekamah, Nebraska March 29th to April 1st, 2016 *Most of the photos are from Mellor Photography and were provided to students for personal use*   Disclaimer: First off, to ensure everything is on the up and up, I received a compensated… read more »

So you want to be in Law Enforcement?

  I’m generally going to be writing about my experiences, and the experiences I’ve heard from others, regarding various academies and departments (not just my agency’s). This is just a broad overview for areas that tend to overlap, not just the jail/street thing, but the common events/situations in all academies in my area. Oh yeah,… read more »